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Decomposed body discovered in veld in Boipatong

BOIPATONG: A pastor in Boipatong Phase 5 last week, on Wednesday the 23rd of February 2022 went to a veld to gather firewood, only to discover a decomposing body of a black male, hanging on a tree.

He immediately alerted the Boipatong SAPS who arrived and found the body hanging on a tree in the open veld.

The family of the deceased was located near the shacks at phase 4.

Deceased is suspected to be a Mozambican citizen who was last seen sometime in January.  The deceased, was allegedly accused of stealing money where he worked in Phase 5 shortly before his disappearance but, was never reported missing to the police.


SAPS spokesperson Sgt Thembeka Maxambela says, “It’s is not known whether he committed suicide or was hanged as there was rope from the tree. Deceased was later known and family identify him with dreadlocks and clothes.”

She added, “Anyone who might have witnessed or seen him going in the open veld  can contact Boipatong SAPS Branch Commander Captain Mokgoto at 082 778 7937or SAPS Crime Line 08600 10111 or MySAPSApp or sms 32211”

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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