No Sign of Zimbabwean Teen Swept Away in Cape Town

Sea Rescue Team

The family of Tawana Musimurimwa who was swept away by rip currents at Blouberg Beach more than a week ago, say they are holding onto faith despite lack of trace and clue.

“Despite the extensive search, no sign has been found of the 14-year-old male, who reportedly got into difficulty in the surf while swimming and was swept out to sea by rip currents before disappearing in the surf line,” says NSRI Melkbosstrand station commander, Peter O’Hanlon .

A Police Dive Unit are continuing in ongoing search efforts, supported by NSRI, CoCT lifeguards and Law Enforcement.

Police have opened an investigation.

The Grade 9 pupil Parow High School and promising rugby player was born in Zimbabwe and had come to Cape Town at eight months old.

According to a family member, Llyod Madhinha, Tawana was in the water with the two and was not even deep in the water.

“We are all praying that we hear something soon, and I hope we can find him alive. Right now, we are just waiting for any new developments.”

Tawana was reportedly at the beach swimming with his 17-year-old brother and 27-year-old uncle when the tragic incident happened.