Car guard found dead in Gamalakhe stream

2016-07-28 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Shelly Centre car guard, Godfrey Moketi Ngake’s body was found in a steam in Gamalakhe.

PHOTO: supplied Shelly Centre car guard, Godfrey Moketi Ngake’s body was found in a steam in Gamalakhe.

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THE body found in Gamalakhe, Qinabout area in the Ohlangeni stream on Friday has been identified as that of Godfrey Moketi Ngake, known as “Stone”, who was a car guard at Shelly Centre.

A community member reported seeing Ngake’s body floating in the stream.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said at about 1pm on Friday the Port Shepstone SAPS Search and Rescue members were called to assist with the recovery of the body.

The identity of the body was unknown when the inquest docket was opened by Gamalakhe police.

On Friday a Fever reporter overheard people in a taxi, talking about the body as being that of Ngake, and said Ngake was not from Gamalakhe, he was just renting a place with a relative Jafta Taso.

On Tuesday Fever reporter spoke to Shelly Centre car guards who described Ngake as a humble person.

On Monday Ngake’s family came from the Free State to identify the body.

“We hear he owed some woman R200 and was threatened by the woman, and all of a sudden he went missing,” said his uncle who identified himself as Shadrack.

Ngake’s death is under police investigation. His family is taking his body back to the Free State for burial.

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