DNA tests to confirm identity of toddler's body found near Jukskei River

Police recovered the body of a three-year-old girl near the Jukskei River, North of Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon.

EWN reporter Philani Mabula explained how Everite Chauke and her father were trying to find refuge on a tree when the tree snapped and the three-year old was swept away.

An extensive search was conducted by police trying find her body, but with no luck.

The Chauke's were taken for counselling on Tuesday before being taken to Joburg mortuary to identify the body on Wednesday.

The body has not yet been officially identified as Everite Chauke's and police are calling on those who have lost loved one's during the floods to come forward.

The investigations still continues and a DNA test will be done to confirm the identity.

Listen below to hear more about the aftermath of the floods:


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