Police searching for witnesses to Plumstead murder

Police are investigating a murder case after aScottsville man was stabbed in Okovango Drive.
Police are investigating a murder case after aScottsville man was stabbed in Okovango Drive.

Diep River police station have put a call out on Wednesday 21 October to any witnesses come forward with information linked to an alleged assault which resulted in the death of an 80-year-old man last week. 

On Tuesday 13 October at about 12:15, Diep River police responded to an incident in Burnham Road, Plumstead. 

According to information received at the scene, the victim, an elderly man, had been assaulted.

The circumstances surrounding the attack is yet unknown.

Spokesperson for Diep River police station, Const. Zak Marais, says the man was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment but later succumbed to his injuries. 

A case of murder was registered and is under investigation. 

Anyone with information can contact Diep River police station on 021 710 7300 or detective Sgt Shaun Lawrence on 021 710 7351.

 Alternatively, call Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or utilise the MySAPS mobile app (anonymous tip-offs).

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