A three-year-old girl drowned in the pool at her parents’ home in Somerset West on Friday afternoon.
The child’s identity, as well as the circumstances in which the incident occurred, were not disclosed by police.
The incident was believed to have happened at about 16:40, says Col. Andrè Traut, a police spokesman. Her mother was allegedly in the house in the Helderberg Estate when she found out the child was gone. She then went outside where she saw the child in the pool. Paramedics were called, but they could not bring the child.
An inquest is underway.