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Police appeal for assistance after decomposing body found in Buffalo River

Feb 8, 2018
Police appeal for assistance after decomposing body found in Buffalo River

Police have appealed to the public for assistance with information that can assist them in their investigations after the decomposing body of an unknown male was found in the Buffalo River just below the offices of the Eastern Cape Department of Education, in Zone 6, Zwelitsha, near King Williams Town.

The body was found at about 11:00 on Wednesday.

"He is estimated to be between 40 and 50 years old and the body is slightly decomposed," described police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"An inquest docket is opened for investigation."

She said that no foul play is suspected at this stage.

"Anyone who can identify the body or have a missing person can come or contact Detective Sergeant Xhego of Zwelitsha SAPS on 040 655 1925 or 083 694 9893."