The Polokwane community is reeling, after the 37-year-old Happiness Gololo drowned at the Molepo Dam at Mankweng this weekend.
Gololo was part of the group attending a gathering adjacent to the dam. He then took it upon himself to go swimming. However, he never came back.
Local police are still investigating the circumstances that led to his death, to ensure that no foul play was involved.
“When he did not return, the other people attending the rally tried in vain to assist the man,” said police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe on Sunday.
“Members of the Police Search and Rescue Team were summoned and managed to retrieve the body,” added Ngoepe.