Man arrested after trying to dump body in drain

By Drum Digital
07 December 2014

A man was arrested after he was seen trying to dump a corpse into a stormwater drain in Newtown, Johannesburg.

A man was arrested after he was seen trying to dump a corpse into a stormwater drain in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Sunday, Gauteng police said.

Police patrolling the area at 3am were stopped by a motorist who told them he saw a man trying to put something into the drain, Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said.

"A swift response by the police found a male busy pushing a person inside the drain. The deceased had multiple injuries on his body."

The victim was wearing a red jersey and estimated to be in his 30s.

The 24-year-old man would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on a murder charge soon.

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