The body of an 11-year-old boy was recovered from a gold mine on Friday after it collapsed on him and nine others, police have confirmed.
They said the pit collapsed on the child, identified as Tyrone Tyrel De Souza, trapping him in mud and water.
Media reports said that De Souza, who dropped out of school, had gone to the pit late Thursday night at Fish Creek Backdam, Big Creek, North West District.
The police were told that the 10 people were illegally at Terrence Yarde’s mining operation which includes an 80-foot deep pit.
The other nine escaped unhurt.