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Zianne Leibrandt
1 minute read
23 May 2018
9:04 am

Gruesome Newcastle murder details revealed

Zianne Leibrandt

The murder is believed to have happened over the weekend, but the victim's remains were only discovered by a shepherd on Tuesday.

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Following the discovery of a mutilated body in oSizweni on Tuesday, May 21, police have revealed the gory details surrounding the brutal and gruesome murder to Newcastle Advertiser.

According to Newcastle SAPS spokesperson Captain Jabulani Ncube, the badly mutilated body of a man believed to be in his early 40s was discovered by a shepherd in the Ntendeka mountains in oSizweni around midday.

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The deceased’s body was missing his head, both hands, toes, and his chest and stomach was cut open.

“It was also discovered that his heart was taken from his body, as well as a lung.”

It is believed the murder occurred over the weekend, but the motive for the murder was still unknown, and no arrests had been made yet.

The victim has not been identified, and police are still appealing to members of the public to come forward with any information pertaining to the victim’s identity.

“The victim is believed to be in his early 40s, Caucasian, with a tattoo of a flower on his right shoulder and another tattoo on his left arm.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Captain Lawrence Khumalo on 082 469 9425, or Warrant Officer Ntokozo Mbatha on 063 091 3419.

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