KZN security guards in court for alleged kidnapping and murder of 2 men

Suspects have been arrested following the grim discovery of human remains in New Guelderland.

Four KwaDukuza, KZN, security guards have been arrested for the alleged kidnapping and possible murder of two young men after their remains were found in New Guelderland on Thursday.

The guards appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The remains are believed to be those of close friends Junior Dlamini (19) and Azeer Rahiman (30) who went missing on April 23.

Rahiman’s sister Anisha Reddy says Dlamini was employed at a workshop in KwaDukuza.

She says the workshop owner accused him of theft and took him from his home, suspecting the stolen items were hidden at Rahiman’s house.

Both men were allegedly assaulted by the security officers, including the security company owner’s son, to extract a confession.

“The owner of the security company confirmed to me that my brother and Junior were at his office but claimed they were released due to a lack of evidence. However, we never saw them again.

“We are devastated by what happened to my brother and Junior. They were young and had their whole lives ahead of them. We are waiting for the DNA results to get closure and give them a proper farewell,” says Reddy.

Family members and residents protested outside the court on Monday as the four accused made their first appearance.

They are scheduled to again appear on June 7 for bail applications.

Police spokesperson colonel Robert Netshiunda says the arrested individuals were the last people seen with the missing KwaDukuza men.

Further investigations led police to a secluded area in New Guelderland where the remains were discovered.

“The remains will undergo DNA testing to confirm if they belong to the missing men. Vehicles allegedly used during their disappearance were also found and seized,” says Netshiunda.

Chairperson of the KwaDukuza Community Policing Forum (CPF) Dr Mfuneni Zungu expressed hope for justice.

“As the CPF, we collaborate with security companies, and it’s disheartening when such incidents occur. However, the law must take its course,” he says.

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