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Man's body found in burnt-out shack in Despatch

Mar 31, 2018
Man's body found in burnt-out shack in Despatch

Police in Despatch on Friday opened an inquest docket after fire fighters found the body of a man in the debris of a burnt-out shack in the town.

“At around 04:30am, police were summoned to a scene of shack that was engulfed in flames in Nkosini Street, Despatch,” described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

“Fire fighters recovered the burnt-out body of Thembani Maqebuka (27).

“Police opened an inquest docket for investigation.”

Sergeant Nkohli said that at  this stage, the cause of the fire is unknown.