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DNA testing for editor's slain son

By unknown | Dec 12, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Themba Molefe

Themba Molefe

The charred body of chartered accountant Avhatakali Netshisaulu has been taken for DNA testing to determine how he was murdered.

His father, City Press editor Mathatha Tsedu, yesterday said that it was still difficult for the family to accept Netshisaulu's death, let alone how he met his gruesome end.

The 31-year-old's body was found in the boot of his burnt-out car at Nooitgedacht, near Mulderdrift, last Thursday night.

He had left his home for a meeting in Honeydew at about 8pm, but 20 minutes later called his wife, Mulalo, a Gauteng SAPS labour relations officer, and told her he was being boxed in by two cars and feared he was being hijacked.

That was the last time they spoke.

Mulalo said: "I do not know any one who would want him dead. He had no enemies."

She complained that the police had not acted swiftly enough after she made distress calls to the Honeydew police.

Govindsamy Mariemuthoo, spokesman for the Gauteng SAPS, urged Mulalo to lay a complaint if she was unhappy with the way the police had handled her distress calls on Thursday.

He said investigations were continuing and the media would be informed when they were completed.

Tsedu said his son's burial depended on the results of the DNA tests. He said a memorial service was being arranged for Thursday at a venue still to be announced.


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