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Makhanda police need help solving case of culpable homicide

Oct 9, 2019
Makhanda police need help solving case of culpable homicide

Makhanda - Police in Makhanda - formerly Grahamstown, on Wednesday appealed to the public for assistance with information that can help them solve a case of culpable homicide that happened on the N2 Highway last month.

"On the 16th of September, at approximately 19:30, Melumzi Maku, aged 31, from Woodlands location, Peddie, in the Eastern Cape was hitchhiking to his home from Grahamstown," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"He was run over by an unknown vehicle on the yellow line of the N2 bypass.

"A case of culpable homicide was opened for investigation."

Capt Govender said that several enquiries have been made and no positive information was received.

"A piece of a vehicle was retrieved from the crime scene," she said.

"The SAPS is appealing to any person, who may have any information on this tragic incident to contact Detective Warrant Officer Christelle Fullarton of the Grahamstown Detective Service on 082 301 9048 or the crime stop number on 0860010111."

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