The SAPS management in the Eastern Cape has expressed concerns about circulating rumours and media reports speculating on the cause of death in the Tavern Tragedy incident which occurred early Sunday morning 26 June 2022 in Scenery Park, East London.
As clearly articulated in a statement released by SAPS on Monday
regarding the ongoing investigations, SAPS forensic investigators are still continuing with the investigation into the deaths of 21 children at Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park.
After conducting investigation in the building structure where the incident allegedly took place, and in the bodies where autopsies were conducted, all the exhibit specimen extracted were then taken to the forensic laboratory for toxicology examination.
Until such time that the work of the forensic laboratory is concluded, any informal and unofficial information which is not released by the South African Police Service, must be regarded as falsehood and misleading to the public and the affected deceased families.