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Missing KZN man found dead in sugar cane plantation, 3 dogs remained with his body

The body of a man was found in a sugar cane plantation on Sunday morning. He had been missing since the night before. Picture: RUSA

The body of a man was found in a sugar cane plantation on Sunday morning. He had been missing since the night before. Picture: RUSA

Published May 23, 2022

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Durban: A 65-year-old man who went missing on Saturday night with his three dogs on the KZN North Coast was found dead on Sunday morning.

According to Prem Balram from Reaction Unit SA, his body was discovered on the side of an unpaved road in Tongaat just after 7am by a passer-by.

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Balram said the man’s three dogs were also found near his body.

“It was alleged that the victim and a neighbour left their home in Tongaat to hunt small game in the sugar cane plantation.

“They split up during the hunt. However, the elderly male and his three dogs failed to return to his vehicle.

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“His neighbour walked back to his residence and informed his family, who launched a search party.

“The cause of his death was not immediately established,”

Balram said police were on the scene.

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Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala confirmed an inquest docket had been opened.

She said the victim sustained no injuries.

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