A fourth decomposed body was found floating in a canal that runs along the Covid-19 informal settlement in Driftsands yesterday.
However, police say this body too cannot be linked to four young men who were brutally killed in a mob justice attack two weeks ago.
A community member, Gcinubuntu Qhanga, 34, said he was alerted to the floating body by his nine-year-old boy, who was playing with others not far from the canal, reports IOL.
Qhanga said he was not even shocked to see the body in the river because it was now becoming a norm.
Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa confirmed that the unidentified body of a man, estimated to be in his 20s, was discovered, but it was believed that it was not linked to the four mob justice victims.
The discovery comes a day after the body of 15-year-old Asonele Wanga, one of the four mob justice victims, was discovered in the same canal at the weekend.
Last week, police retrieved two other unidentified bodies from the same canal, as the police divers were searching for the bodies of Wanga, Maphelo Mazamisa, 23, Sabelo Rasmeni, 21, and Yonela Mdladlama, 22.
The police were still searching for Wanga’s friends.
Mfuleni Community Police Forum (CPF) chairperson Anthony Parish said while they were sick and tired of crime, it did not mean people should take the law into their own hands.
“We urge concerned community members to take back their areas from criminals by joining the neighbourhood watch and street patrol structures, lawfully,” said Parish.
Anyone with information that can assist in the investigations is urged to contact the Crime Stop number, 0860010111, or Detective Sergeant Nkululeko Magqaza on 082 777 6898.