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Voëlklip victim identified

The victim of the latest tragedy at Voëlklip in Herolds Bay on 3 December 2019, has been identified as 52 year old Zonita Basson, better known as Zoe.

The body of Basson was recovered on Wednesday morning from where it was floating in the water close to the wreck of her vehicle at Voëlklip below the lookout point.

Basson's red Chevrolet Spark went over the cliff at around 9h30pm on Tuesday 3 December 2019. Earlier that evening, Basson was spending time with friends in George, where she also resided.

The number plate and pieces of the car was recovered from where the vehicle went over the cliff on the eastern side at the lookout point, with the tyre tracks of the vehicle clearly visible.

At this stage there will be no attempts made to recover the vehicle.

No foul play is suspected, and police have opened an inquest docket into the incident.

Not far from where the latest tragedy took place, 3 young men lost their lives in 2015. Marnic Els (21), Luandro Jansen (22), and Werner Finger (20) died in the early hours of 15 November 2015 when the vehicle they were traveling in plunged 100m down the cliffs at Voëlklip

It is also close to where 62 year old Tobias Koen (Koeloe) died on 29 April 2016, when his LDV went over the cliff at Voëlklip.

On 22 October 2019, Heidi Scheepers (32), Her 2 year old son, Hugo, and six year old daughter, Cozzette died when their vehicle went over the cliff at Voëlklip, less than 2km from where Basson's vehicle went over the cliff.



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