Talk about the tree of life. A man’s kayak was capsized by floods in the Vaal River. He escaped death by holding on to a tree overnight.
Police divers retrieved the body of a missing 26-year-old man from the Vaal River on Friday. His clothes and bible were found near the river.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) deems the pollution at the Vaal River to be beyond acceptable standards.
The municipality, which sprawls along the north bank of the Vaal River near Vereeniging, is one of Gauteng’s most densely populated areas, with Sebokeng, Evaton, Sharpeville, and Boipatong townships lying within its boundaries.
The force of the Vaal River boating accident resulted in the two children being ejected from the boat.
The boat was carrying seven people when it capsized on Saturday afternoon.
The incident happened near the Spider Valley Road.