Grisly find: police ask for help to name cedara body

2010-10-12 00:00

Workers at Cedara Agricultural College working in a sugar cane field along French Road yesterday were shocked to find the clothed body of a man.

The workers were removing alien plants when they discovered the body.

Mbali Magaso said, “We were so scared at first because we have never seen such a thing.”

When they realised that the man was dead, she said, they called the police because they thought it was the right thing to do.

“We are probably going to need some counselling because we cannot stop seeing the images of this dead man,” said Magaso. “I wonder how am I going to sleep at night.”

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said the body of an unidentified black male, aged about 50, was found lying in the field.

She said the man was clad in a pair of blue jeans, a navy-and-white striped tracksuit top and a long-sleeved shirt. A pair of faded black shoes and a white takkies were found nearby.

“Due to the advanced stage of decomposition police believe that the deceased may have been lying in the field for about two weeks,” she said.

Anyone with information about the dead man should call detective Captain Pieter van Zanten of the Alexandra Road detectives at 033 845 7722 or 079 500 0592.


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