Missing person found dead in Ezimangweni, Inanda – KZN

The 28 Year old man, identified as Luzuko Xalakhe who was reported missing previously has been discovered dead in Ezimangweni in Inanda - KZN

Missing person found dead in Ezimangweni, Inanda - KZN, Image: facebook
Missing person found dead in Ezimangweni, Inanda - KZN, Image: facebook

South Africa: The 28 Year old man, identified as Luzuko Xalakhe who was reported missing previously has been discovered dead in Ezimangweni in Inanda – KZN. The members of the community found him dumped in a drain on Monday.

He had been living in Verulam – KZN for a temporary basis while he was undergoing a work training. The man was reported missing on Sunday after some colleagues found out that the victim had not returned from the work training,

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After he was reported missing, the police force started the investigation into the missing case. The investigations revealed that on Sunday, he has used the services of an E-Hailing company to travel to the Verulam CBD for a haircut.

The last known location of the victim was found at approximately 15:30 on Sunday. However, the following morning, the victim did not return to his workplace, prompting the colleagues of the victim to seek help from the Reaction Unit.

After receiving the report, the Reaction Officers started to make enquiries at the Central Business District. According to the people that the Unit interviewed, the victim was seen on the corner of George Sewpersad and Ireland Street.

The reaction officers revealed that they traced him back to approximately 15:30 on the day of his disappearance. The reaction officers then circulated a post on social media, seeking public assistance to find the missing person.

After the missing persons report was circulated, Reaction Unit South Africa received a call. A member of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) from Inanda – KZN called the Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) Operations Centre.

The call was received in the early hours of Tuesday. The female caller confirmed that she had seen the missing person’s post on the RUSA social media handle.

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She confirmed that she found Xalakhe’s body located in a drain in Ezimangweni. His injuries indicated that he had been tortured and murdered by some unknown suspects. The officials have not established a motive for the murder of the victim.

Xalakhe was originally a resident New Brighton in Port Elizabeth – Eastern Cape.