Cops investigate curious duct tape death near Durban

2015-11-06 15:47
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Durban - Police in KwaZulu-Natal are investigating the curious death of a man whose body was found in his car at a banana plantation, north of Durban, on Friday.

The "suspicious" car was reported to a security company, who made the grim discovery of the man who had a plastic bag over his head, firmly wrapped with duct tape.

Reaction Unit South Africa spokesperson Prem Balram said they had received a report about the suspicious car near Mount Moreland shortly after sunrise.

"A passer-by contacted us and reported a suspicious grey Audi parked near a banana plantation in Mount Moreland.

"Reaction officers responded to the callout on a dirt road and found the car with a GP registration.

"They found the body of a man seated in the driver’s seat with a plastic bag over his head and his face was duct taped several times. A roll of duct tape was found hanging from his head," Balram added.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said that an inquest docket had been registered.

"His head and face was duct taped several times. Circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated," he said. 

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