902 A crime scene expert takes pictures of the scene on 7th street in Linden where 3 men tried to hijack a woman after a chase with the police that started in Robindale. 190208. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

Nelspruit -

The bodies of a municipal manager and a woman were found covered with rubbish in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga police said on Monday.

Colonel Leonard Hlathi said the bodies of Joshua Maseko, 37, and Nelisiwe Mzamo, 27, were found on Sunday near a park.

Maseko had been hit with a sharp object and police believed the woman was strangled.

Maseko was the acting municipal manager at the Dipaleseng Municipality.

Hlathi said the motive for the killings was not known. - Sapa