Police seek man linked to advocate’s killing

2012-09-19 00:00

THE police are looking for two men they believe could assist them in investigating the murder of Pietermaritzburg advocate Maria Susanna le Roux and the robbery of surgeon Mahomedrafi Gafoor in Mountain Rise last month.

Le Roux was found dead at her Scottsville home on Monday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said investigators were keen to locate Duncan Genade Maharaj, who is about 32 years old, as they believe he could help them in their inquiries.

“He is of medium height and weight, with a medium complexion,” said Naicker.

Anyone with information on Maharaj’s whereabouts should call the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Bheki Langa, at 033 845 7802 or 078 712 4199, or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

The Witness reported last month that Gafoor was returning home when he was confronted by two armed men who forced him into his house and demanded cash. They were joined by two other men who took cash, laptops and cellphones from the house, said Naicker.

In this case, the man sought is described as being of medium height and weight, medium complexion, with a gold upper tooth and fluent in English.

Anyone with information about the man should call Detective Warrant Officer Rocco Vermeulen at 033 328 2240 or 071 481 2619, or Crime Stop at 0860 10111.

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