Body of man killed in ‘hit-and-run’ found in Broadlands Road

2019-06-13 06:01
Curious onlookers, including children, stare at the body of a man along Broadlands Road near Chris Nissen Park on Monday 10 June. PHOTO: mzwanele mkalipi

Curious onlookers, including children, stare at the body of a man along Broadlands Road near Chris Nissen Park on Monday 10 June. PHOTO: mzwanele mkalipi

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The body of a man suspected to have died in a hit-and-run accident was found lying in a pile of rubbish along Broadlands Road on Monday 10 June.

Believed to be a 53-year-old resident of Chris Nissen Park, he was found with multiple injuries to his body.

When City Vision arrived at the scene, curious onlookers stood almost transfixed by the tragic spectacle in front of them.

Lwandle police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Gama said the man’s death was being investigated and an inquest docket had been registered.

“Lwandle police have opened a culpable homicide docket following the discovery of the body of a man in Broadlands Road about 08:40,” he said. “Police were called to the scene and found the man lying on his back with gruesome injuries to his body.

“He is believed to have been hit by a vehicle and the driver fled from the scene, leaving the man’s body on the side of the road.”

The incident occurred just behind Desert informal settlement, where the body of newborn was found dumped in a canal a few weeks ago (“Newborn’s body found in canal”, City Vision, 16 May).

Police have requested anyone with information or who witnessed the accident, to contact Lwandle detective Sergeant Siphiwo Ntetha on 021 845 2060

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