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Tragic|Kwazulu-natal police discovered a lifeless body dumped in the bush

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Two bodies have been discovered in Newlands, one of which is that of a kidnapped Nigerian national.

According to police in KwaZulu-Natal, the man's phone was on voicemail and was nowhere to be found until his body was discovered.

The bodies were found with gunshot wounds next to a white vehicle.

According to KwaZulu-Natal police, one of two bodies discovered dumped in the bush in Newlands was identified as a man who was kidnapped over the weekend.

On Saturday, police received a complaint from a man alleging that his brother went to Ntuzuma to install a DStv. Later that day, he received a phone call from his brother demanding that he wire R2 000 to him because he was in trouble. Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a police spokesperson, said the brother's phone was on voicemail and could not be found.

At Inanda, a kidnapping case was opened, and the docket was transferred to the Ntuzuma police station for investigation. Mbele stated that at 14:10 on Tuesday, Newlands East police were notified of two bodies discovered in the bush at Riverdene, Newlands.


"When they arrived on the scene, they discovered two unknown males with gunshot wounds lying next to a white vehicle."

"One of the victims was later identified as a 38-year-old man who was allegedly kidnapped by unknown people on 4 December in the Ntuzuma area, and the second victim remains unidentified," Mbele added.


The kidnapped man has been identified as Nigerian national Johnathan Eloho Okinedo by security firm Reaction Unit SA (RUSA).


"His body was discovered yesterday [Tuesday] near a bush in Newlands, KwaZulu-Natal, with gunshot wounds to the head." "He was identified at a state mortuary by his brothers," RUSA said in a statement on Wednesday.

They added that, according to his wife, Okinedo, also known as Jojo, the DStv technician left at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to meet a client who wanted to install a decoder at the Senzokwethu Secondary School in H Section, Ntuzuma. According to RUSA, he was held against his will by kidnappers who demanded money but never released him.

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