He had with four other employees serviced the safety equipment of sharks when their boat capsized earlier this month.
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Two of his colleagues were rescued and taken to hospital, while two others drowned. Their bodies were restored on the same day.
A crazy search for Gabela was carried out in the days and weeks after the incident.
Police say they are still waiting for DNA results to provide convincing evidence that the body is Gabela & # 39; s.
Harry Mbambo of the shark board says that this week a commemoration will take place in Richards Bay.
"Family members are confident that the body is his and that's why we're going to continue this next Thursday in Richards Bay," said Mbambo.
Gabela will rest this weekend.
"We will take care of the funeral, we have already made contact with his family," he said.
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Thursday commemoration will take place at the Kwazulu-Natal Sharks Board base station at Davidson Lane in Alkanstrand.
The service is expected to start at 11 am.