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Police find man's body in dam

By unknown | Aug 01, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Vuyolwethu Sangotsha

Vuyolwethu Sangotsha

The body of an Eastern Cape man who was allegedly killed and dumped in a dam by a colleague was retrieved by the police yesterday.

Police spokesman Superintendent Mzukisi Fatyela said the body of Zolile Gqamane, 41, was discovered by police divers from Mthatha and East London with the assistance of a sniffer dog.

Fatyela said the body was allegedly dumped by the suspect in the Mhlanga dam in Libode about three weeks ago.

"The body had a bullet wound on the forehead and was tied down with big rocks. It was not badly decomposed because the temperatures were cooler deep down in the dam," he added.

The suspect accompanied the police and pointed out where he had dumped the body. The suspect has been charged with murder and will appear in the Ngqeleni magistrates' court this week.

The suspect allegedly confessed to the police that he had killed his colleague after an argument over working overtime.

He had been questioned by the police for the past few weeks.

Fatyela said the suspect's licensed firearm would be sent for ballistic testing to check whether it had not been used in committing any criminal activities in the past.


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