The family of a missing college student received the heartbreaking news that his body had been found in a shallow grave near Mandalay train station on Tuesday.
Msimelelo Ziwani, 24, had been reported missing on 24 September from his home in Lower Crossroads.
According to his aunt, Vuyolwethu Ngqeleni, he left in a Toyota Avanza that drove in the direction of Marikana and never returned.
Vuyolwethu says they started looking for him and even visited morgues, hospitals and posted on social media.
Then on Tuesday evening came the shocking news.
Vuyolwethu explains: “He was discovered by those people who steal cables by the railway station so they called Prasa security and the police were informed.
“It happened that one of the security guys saw my post on Facebook and he called me to say the person we were looking for was taken to the mortuary and we rushed there.
“We found him with six stab wounds all over his body.
“The friends who were with him at the time didn’t say anything. We don’t know what really happened.”
Describing the Northlink College student, she says: “He was a very observant, quiet person, always wearing a smile, very loving and respectful.
“He had just finished his N6 in Public Management. He was looking for in-service training but they chose to rob him of a chance to make his grandma and mother proud and give them a better lifestyle.
“He was abducted just two days after celebrating his birthday.”
Security at the Prasa building told Daily Voice it was not the first time a body had been found on the premises and the place “is not safe at all.”
Nana Zenani, Metrorail spokesperson, confirmed the incident and says it is a police matter.
SAPS spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi says Lentegeur cops are investigating a case of murder.
“Lentegeur police attended a crime scene along the railway line in Mandalay on Tuesday at about 7.30pm.
“Upon arrival, they found the body of an unknown man partially buried in a shallow grave who sustained multiple stab wounds to his body,” he says.
“The motive for the attack is unknown. The suspect/s is unknown and yet to be arrested. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.”