It has been 18 days since anyone last saw the little boy who reportedly fell through a manhole while playing with his friends in a park in Dlamini, Soweto, three Sundays ago.
EMS at a manhole in Klipspruit West to search for six-year-old Khaya Magadla, who fell into a manhole in Soweto. Photo: Abigail Javier/EWN
JOHANNESBURG – The grandfather of missing Khayalethu Magadla says the family is saddened the search for the six-year-old is taking so long.
It has been 18 days since anyone last saw the little boy, who is believed to have fallen into a manhole while playing with his friends in a park in Dlamini, Soweto, three Sundays ago.
On Monday, the Johannesburg emergency services handed over the search for him to Joburg Water.
It has been four days since the search operation was handed over to Joburg Water and so far officials have not revealed their search and recovery operation plans for the missing six-year-old.
There is still no sign of Magadla despite extensive searches by a multi-disciplinary team involving EMS, K9 police, search and rescue and the air wing, as well as high-tech devices that had been deployed to collect visuals along parts of the 13 kilometers. – long sewer line.
Khaya’s grandfather, Samkelo, spoke briefly to Eyewitness News, saying that at this point they didn’t know what to do.
Numerous attempts to reach Joburg Water officials have failed, with calls and text messages to officials going unanswered.
Meanwhile, the boy’s father, Kholekile, believes the search for his son must continue until his body is found.
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