Lynne Ndlovu
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24 Sep 2020
10:15 am

Body wrapped in blanket found at Kempton Park cemetery

Lynne Ndlovu

'It looked like the man was killed somewhere else and dumped in the cemetery,' a SAPS official said.

Image for illustration: iStock

Mystery surrounds the death of a man found at Mooifontein Cemetery in Norkem Park on Monday.

According to Norkem Park SA Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Sgt Johanna Madiga, the man was found lying face up with plastic wrapped around his head. His face was covered with blood and his hands had been tied with cable ties.

“It looked like the man was killed somewhere else and dumped in the cemetery,” Madiga said.

She added the man had been wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt, the Kempton Park Express reports.

“At about 11.30am, Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officers patrolling the Mooifontein Cemetery parameters responded when flagged by two members of the community, citing they saw what looked like a motionless person inside the cemetery,” said Kobeli Mokheseng EMPD spokesperson.

“The middle-aged man was declared dead by medical experts on site. He had been wrapped in a beige with pink flowers blanket, had cable ties around his arms, a tight plastic bag covering his face with a deep laceration on his forehead.

“The body was transported to the government mortuary, accompanied by the local SAPS for autopsy and thorough investigations,” said Mokheseng.

Madiga said the man is estimated to between the ages of 35 and 40. Any one with a missing a family member is urged to call the Norkem Park SAPS.

This article first appeared on the Kempton Park Express and has been republished with permission.

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