Body found near Margate Beach restaurant

2015-06-17 11:14

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Johannesburg - The body of a man believed to have been stabbed to death was discovered near a popular restaurant on Margate Beach, paramedics said.

The man was found on Tuesday evening. He was declared dead on the scene upon the arrival of paramedics, Netcare911 spokesman Chris Botha said.

"Exact detail as to the cause of the incident or who the man was stabbed by is still speculative," Botha said.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane confirmed that a murder docket had been opened.

"It is alleged that he was assaulted with a bush knife and sustained wounds on the chest."

No arrests had yet been made, Zwane said.

The area was known for its high activity of holidaymakers.

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