murder riddle deepens

Sne Masuku

Sne Masuku

A postmortem will hopefully shed light into the mystery killing of a Pietermaritzburg couple and a Pakistani businessman.

This is after police discovered the bodies of a well-known businessman, his wife and a Pakistani businessman in the couple's home in Black Ridge on Friday.

The mystery killing of Khaya Ngwenya, 49, and his wife Patience, 29, and their Pakistani friend, Sher Khan, 35, has left their families and police puzzled.

Khan owned a cellphone shop not far from that of Ngwenya's.

Ngwenya and his wife owned four Vodashop cellphone shops in the province.

Khan was last seen with the couple on Wednesday last week.

No one knows what happened to him until the discovery of the bodies on Friday.

He was found in the Ngwenya's outside toilet, with multiple stab wounds and blood all over the floor and on the wall.

The couple was found lying dead in different rooms in the house, with no visible wounds.

Sowetan has learnt that police were searching for a man who was staying with the couple. He has since disappeared.

Police yesterday said their investigations suggested that the Pakistani man and the couple knew each other.

Police spokesman Henry Budhram said a case of murder had been opened in connection with Khan's killing.

An inquest docket into the death of the couple has been opened. He said a postmortem is being conducted on the couple's bodies to establish the cause of death.

Khaya's grieving father, James Ngwenya, told Sowetan that the family hoped that police investigations would shed light on the murders.