More than a week ago, a dead body was discovered in the Roodeplaat Dam in Pretoria. Monday after the Kameeldrift police received information that a member of the public had seen someone dumping something into the dam from a bridge.
The eyewitness notified the police, who immediately responded. Upon arrival at the scene, the police discovered a frozen body wrapped in a plastic bag.
The body was identified through the use of DNA samples provided by the families who had reported missing persons.
The deceased was identified as Zeyn Khan, a 43-year-old man, who was reported missing in Florida police station on 28 November 2021.
Police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello disclosed on Thursday that when Khan’s body was found, the body was mutilated, with the head, arms, legs and private parts missing.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.