Man’s body found on the road in Dalton

2012-01-17 00:00

POLICE are appealing for information in connection with the murder of a 55-year-old man in the Dalton area over the weekend.

The body of Thembinkosi Phungula was discovered lying in the middle of the road by a passerby traveling along Ravens­worth Road, Dalton. He had a gunshot wound to his chest.

His vehicle, a blue Toyota Cressida, was found in the main Dalton road, about five kilometres from where the body was discovered. The motive for the murder is unknown.

Investigations at the time established that Phungula was last seen leaving his place of employment in the Glenside area in Dalton at about noon. He had told colleagues that he was going to Dalton and New Hanover to visit family.

Police asked anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the branch commander, Detective Warrant Officer Mervin Govender of SAPS Dalton at 033 5011 552/612 or his cell at 082 459 7167.

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