Johannesburg Water says they have been saddened by the drowning of a 10-year-old child in Soweto.
Tshepo Moloi died on Sunday while working at a Johannesburg Water contractor site in Mofolo.
Nombuso Shabalala, a spokesperson for Johannesburg Water, claims there is a pool of ground water at the shaft where Moloi perished.
According to Shabalala, a case has been initiated at the Moroka police station.
“The MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services, Councillor Jack Sekwaila and a Johannesburg Water team visited the incident site and the boy’s family home in Mofolo South this morning, 28 August.
“A case has been opened at Moroka police station and the Department of Employment and Labour is conducting an independent investigation. An internal Johannesburg Water investigation is also currently underway to establish what led to this tragedy. The entity will fully cooperate with relevant authorities for any further probes.”