Double murder at Inkwali Reserve

2015-09-16 06:00

ON Saturday, 12 September Amanzimtoti SAPS received a complaint of mob fighting in Inkwali Reserve. It was alleged that the victims were two black Zimbabwean males and two black South African males.

“On arrival the SAPS found a burnt- out truck parked on the gravel road next to the houses, but no victims. It is alleged that the four males were employed by a scrap metal company in Isipingo and were in the area burning copper. “While in the process of burning the copper, the community of about 30 to 40 people confronted them. They were interrogated by the community members who then started to assault the victims,” Captain Charlene van der Spuy said.

Reportedly the two South African males managed to get away to report the incident to their employer, who also originates from Zimbabwe. “At that time it was not clear what happened to the two Zimbabwean males. A broken wooden baseball bat, a 20 litre plastic container, clothing, red nylon rope and two pieces of green hose pipe were found on the scene. “The area was combed for the Zimbabwean victims, but without success,” said Van der Spuy.

A case of arson was opened.

On Sunday, 13 September at about 8am, the police got an anonymous call about two bodies found next to the Illovo­ River. The deceased were identified as the two Zimbabweans who were assaulted by the community the previous day.

“The deceased were found stripped of some of their clothing they were wearing the previous day and had multiple injuries all over their bodies. The bodies were found on the gravel­ road next to the Illovo River. It appeared that the bodies were dumped where they were found. The bodies were found about 1.5 km away from the burnt-out truck,” said Van der Spuy.

A case of two counts of murder was opened and is being investigated by Amanzimtoti Detectives. - Supplied.

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