Missing Mpumalanga man found dead

The bakkie of Erik Vermaak is believed to have rolled 300m after it left the R40 road.

After days of searching, an employee from Hi-Tech Barberton in Mpumalanga, Erik Vermaak’s, body was found near the R40 Bulembu road outside the town, earlier today.

Sakkie Dednam of Hi-Tech Barberton confirmed Vermaak’s bakkie was found there with his body next to it after what seems to have been a motor vehicle accident. His bakkie left the road at the Eureka lookout point and rolled for about 300m.

Erik Vermaak’s bakkie. Photo: Supplied.
Vermaak had been reported missing on July 22.

Before his body was found, he was last seen at 05:00 that day when he was dropped off at his home in De Villiers Street after completing his night shift.

A missing person’s case had been opened with Barberton SAPS.

According to reports, an hour after he was dropped off, he apparently left home in his white Nissan Hardbody double-cab.

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