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Locals rescue a woman from manhole

The SAPS and others worked together to search for a missing lady.

A 52-year-old female was reported missing at the Norkem Park SAPS on July 21 in Kempton Park.

The SAPS Ekurhuleni district spokesperson, Captain Neldah Sekgobela, said that by July 22, a joint operation comprising the SAPS, the CPF, Afriforum, security companies and the community searched for the missing woman.

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“They searched all the parks and public places in the surrounding area.

The manhole where the lady was rescued.

“A breakthrough came when Afriforum members found her in a manhole,” said Sekgobela.

She said CPF member Janesque Jacobs climbed into the manhole to rescue the woman before she was taken to Arwyp Medical Centre for medical treatment.

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Sekgobela said the station commander and management of the Norkem Park SAPS applauded the work and dedication of those who joined the search.

“Together, we can make a difference,” she said.

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