Gasa suspect to help cops with probe
Durban - The man arrested for allegedly being behind the murder of Durban businessman, Nhlanhla Gasa, had offered to assist police with their investigation, spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Mdunge said today.
The man was to have appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court today but this has been postponed to tomorrow.
“Today police will be conducting a pointing out investigation with the suspect,” Mdunge said.
Gasa’s body was found dumped in the Tugela River last month. He had been stabbed several times.
His body was found on March 26 by residents of Newark who were drawn to the burnt-out remains of a Jaguar that was parked nearby.
Mdunge, said the provincial task team had received information that the 25-year-old man had been hiding in the Eastern Cape.
“However, while police were working on that lead, the suspect was reported to have been seen in Stanger (KwaDukuza),” he said.
“Police found him there and he was arrested and charged with the murder.”
Gasa, 63, was a well-known figure in Durban’s business community and held 19 directorships.
He was the chief executive of Gasa & Associates.
He was also an associate of President Jacob Zuma, and the father of South African television personality Noni Gasa.
Police believe he was attacked at his home in uMhlanga on March 25 and driven more than 70km north to the John Ross Bridge, where his body was dumped.