Body found at mall still unidentified

2013-12-28 00:00

POLICE are still waiting the results of an autopsy on the body of an unidentified man found in the debris of the collapsed Tongaat Mall construction site early this week.

It’s believed that the man could have been a mugger who stole a necklace from a woman from the nearby Golden Sun supermarket and who then ran across the road near the mall construction site.

Detectives believe the man was in the rubble for at least two weeks before he was found.

The dead man was wearing a brown shirt and three-quarter length brown trousers and a necklace was found close to the body.

Police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane said yesterday that police were still waiting for post-mortem and DNA results for an official cause of death.

“The case is still under investigation. After we have receiving post-mortem results, we will be able to announce the cause of death.”

Meanwhile, another police spokesman, Colonel Jay Naicker, confirmed that rumours doing the rounds suggested the man was a robber but that this was still being investigated.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.