Durban – The body of a 37-year-old man was found in a suitcase dumped at Pahlane Street Newvale, Eastern Cape police have confirmed.
According to South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson, Captain Namhla Mdleleni, the man was discovered over the weekend.
“The body of a 37-year-old man was found in a suitcase dumped at Pahlane Street Newvale on Sunday, 15 January 2023 at about 10:00,” said Mdleleni in a statement.
He also revealed that the victim had been reported missing the day before.
“Police were summoned to the scene and on arrival, they found the body in a suitcase in a stream.
“Upon investigation, it was revealed that the deceased was reported as missing person on Saturday, 14 January 2023.”
A case of murder has been opened.
One suspect was arrested and will appear before Komani Magistrate Court soon, said Mdleleni.
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin