Crime

KwaDukuza security guards arrested for alleged kidnapping and possible murder of two men

Grim discovery of human remains in New Guelderland linked to disappearance.

Four KwaDukuza security guards have been arrested for the alleged kidnapping and possible murder of two young men after their remains were found in New Guelderland last 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 said Dlamini was employed at a workshop in KwaDukuza.

According to her the workshop owner had 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,” said Reddy.

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

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

Azeer Rahiman went missing on April 23 with his close friend Junior Dlamini.

Police spokesperson colonel Robert Netshiunda said 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,” said 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 said.

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