Cape Town – In a shocking and grisly discovery, the lifeless body of 42-year-old Wayne Henderson was found covered in a duvet on the R50, approximately 5km from Standerton.
The gruesome find was made by a farm worker in the early hours of Tuesday, November 7, 2023, around 03:00.
Henderson, believed to have been abducted in Hercules, Pretoria in Gauteng, was discovered not far from his missing vehicle, a grey Renault Sandero, which had been reported as such by his father in Hercules, police said in a statement.
“On investigation, blood stains were found in the boot of the vehicle, a grey Renault Sandero.
“The deceased was found with his neck sliced opened and a stab wound on his head.
“Mr Henderson was positively identified by a family member at about 07:30 on the same day,” police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said.
The circumstances surrounding the murder remain unclear.
Law enforcement is urging the public’s cooperation in solving this heinous crime. Anyone with information relevant to the case is implored to contact Standerton’s Captain Sean Brouwer at 079 499 6312 or make use of the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.
Alternatively, community members can provide information via the MySAPS App. All information received will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu