Body found at Durban xenophobia refugee camp

2015-06-02 15:37
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Durban - The body of a man was found near the Chatsworth camp for displaced foreigners on Monday, KwaZulu-Natal community safety and liaison MEC, Willies Mchunu, said on Tuesday.

Mchunu said the exact details of the incident are still being investigated.

"Reports suggest that the man’s body, whose identity and nationality has not been established, was discovered outside the Westcliff Sports Ground, hanging from a tree.

"It was unclear if the man had committed suicide or was murdered," said Mchunu.

"We urge members of the community to be calm and observe restraint while investigations into this matter are underway.

Mchunu appealed to "whoever might have information in this matter to share it with the law enforcement agencies immediately so the facts into this matter can be established soon".

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