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Update: Name of actor released after tragic fall in the Drakensberg

Police have released the name of the actor who tragically fell to his death on Thursday (April 12).

The deceased has been identified as 39-year-old Odwa Shweni, who is from Centurion.

Winterton detectives have opened an inquest.

Update Story: Update: Actor’s death to be investigated after tragic fall in Drakensberg

It is believed that Shweni, who was shooting an action scene for a movie at the time, lost his footing at the top of the Sterkspruit Waterfall, which is at Monks Cowl in the Drakensberg.

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The waterfall was at full flow due to recent rains.

The actor fell over 40 metres to the bottom of the waterfall, which has rocks and a small pool of water.

Search & Rescue members from Pietermaritzburg and Empangeni, and Chief Freddie Halgreen (Okhahlamba Fire & Emergency Services) were at the scene.

Also read: Actor plummets to his death from waterfall while filming movie in the Drakensberg

Also read: Update: Actor plummets to his death from waterfall while filming movie in the Drakensberg

The man’s body was recovered just before 11am on Friday (April 13) at the bottom of the falls between the rocks.

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Saish Motheram
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