Dead body on Colley Street

2018-02-15 06:01
PHOTO: omega moagi Local authorities removed the body and said the deceased was unknown at this point.

PHOTO: omega moagi Local authorities removed the body and said the deceased was unknown at this point.

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A MAN died out in the open on Colley Street in Port Shepstone on Monday morning. Witnesses from a nearby shop said the deceased had been there since they opened at 8 am but at the time he was still moving.

“He had blood stains on his fingers and a bruise on his face as though he had taken a hit,” said witness who asked not to be named.

A car guard in the area who said he knew the deceased, said he also found him lying on the ground in the morning but when he asked him what was wrong, he said that he had problems with his legs.

At around 10 am, employees from the nearby shop noticed that the man had stopped moving and upon further inspection discovered that he was dead.

“We started calling local ambulances and they told us that they only had three ambulances on site and the nearest one was in St Faiths, so they could not send one out now. We also contacted the police and they said they had received a report on the incident and it would be attended to,” said the witness.

The police and the local pathology and forensic unit finally arrived at the scene at around 2.15 pm and removed the body.

Police spokesperson Captain Vincent Pandarum said the body is now at the Port Shepstone state mortuary where a post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

“An inquest docket has been registered by the Port Shepstone SAPS and is being investigated by Lieutenant-Colonel Amos Skhosana of the Port Shepstone SAPS Detective Service,” he said.

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