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Three of the four bodies found dumped at Coega over the weekend identified

Nov 20, 2017
Three of the four bodies found dumped at Coega over the weekend identified

Police in Port Elizabeth said that three of the four male bodies that were found dumped on Saturday in bushes at Coega, have been positively identified by their family.

"Athenkosi Steven (21) of Maqubela Street, New Brighton, is the one who was abducted from his home while the three other males were visiting him.

"The two others, Nyaniso Maso (30), and Sive Vangqa (26) are both from Kwazakele," said police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"Police are still following up leads on the identity and family of the fourth male."

Port Elizabeth police have since appealed for leads after the gruesome incident. The bodies were apparently discovered by two passing herdsmen just before 11:00 on Saturday.

The herdsmen were looking for their cattle and alerted police.