Odwa Shweni: The actor who fell to his death in the Drakensberg

Odwa Shweni: The actor who fell to his death in the Drakensberg

Odwa Shweni, an actor from Centurion, has been identified as the man who fell to his death in Drakensberg on Thursday, 12 April.

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The Ladysmith Gazette reported Shweni was reportedly shooting an action scene for a movie, when he lost his footing at the top of the Sterkspruit Waterfall.

The actor fell over 40m into shallow water covered with rocks. His body was recovered on 13 April by rescue workers.

Durban police spokesman Colonel Thulani Zwan said it was too dangerous for police and rescue service to look for his body, they had to wait for the following day.

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An investigation into the 39-year-old actor's death had been launched, since there are allegations of a lack of safety procedures.

Tweeps have since taken to social media to express their condolences to the deceased actor's family.

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