Community shocked by body discovery

2015-12-03 06:00
PHOTO:nompendulo ngubane The community of Marikana was was shocked by the discovery of a body near this pond

PHOTO:nompendulo ngubane The community of Marikana was was shocked by the discovery of a body near this pond

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THE community of the Marikana area, part of Imbali Unit 2, is shocked after the discovery of the body of an unknown man in a pond.

The body of the man, believed to be in his twenties, was discovered on Wednesday afternoon by community members.

The man was allegedly beaten by community members after he was found stealing from one of the nearby houses. Echo spoke to a traumatised resident whose house is near the pond where the body was found.

Slindile Suka said she is shocked by the incident because the body was found so near to her house.

“I came back from work and from a distance, I saw police vans. I was not too sure what had happened, but it looked suspicious. When I got near my house people were gathered near the pond and the body was in it. He was dead but had no wounds. There were no scars or anything that indicated he was beaten. I am still shaking - I have never seen a dead body before. I didn’t sleep that night. I kept seeing flashes of his body in my sleep,” said Suka.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said it was the second incident of a similar nature.

“The area has a lot of house robberies that happen during the day. There was an incident where a suspected robber was killed. He was found in a pond just few kilometres from where this unknown man was found.

“We don’ know where these people come from because they are not from the area of Marikana,” said the resident.

Ward 13 councilor Bongani Dlomo said he did not know about the incident. Plessislaer police spokesperson Thokozani Moleko said police can confirm the incident but said at this stage no arrests have been made.

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