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Missing person’s body found in a suitcase

The body of a 37-year-old man who was reported missing has been found stuffed in a suitcase. Eastern Cape police found the suitcase dumped at Phahlane Street, Newvale on Sunday morning at about 10 am.

“Police were summoned to the scene and on arrival, they found the body in a suitcase in a stream,” said police spokesperson Captain Namhla Mdleleni.

“Upon investigation, it was revealed that the deceased was reported as a missing person on January 14.”

Mdleleni said one person has been arrested and charged with murder. “The suspect will appear in the Komani Magistrate’s Court soon.“

In another incident, a 23-year-old municipal sub-contractor was killed while unblocking a drain in Missionvale in the Eastern Cape.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu: “It is alleged two sub-contractors were busy inside a drain in GG Grounds in Missionvale when a blockage gave way and the drain started to flow.

“The strong suction pulled both workers into the pipe underneath the water.

“Rescue workers from the SAPS and the Fire department managed to recover both victims. They were resuscitated and rushed to hospital.”

The next day one person died while the other remained critical in hospital. “The men were sub-contractors for the municipality and were busy unblocking a main raw sewage service drain when the incident occurred,” Naidu said.

She said an inquest docket had been opened for further investigation.

In other news – Ayanda Ncwane’s look at Africa Choice Awards – PHOTOS

Ayanda Ncwane attended the Africa Choice Awards which was held in Lagos, Nigeria. The 4th edition of the awards which took place on the 15th of January was celebrity-studded.

Taking to Instagram, the South African star shared photos revealing her beautiful outfit rocked to the event.Learn More

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