SANDF soldier found in dead in car boot

By Doug Mattushek - 23 August 2019Views : 2388

The burnt body of a South African National Defence Force soldier was found a car boot in Cape Town.

The body, which was found on Sunday, is believed to be a soldier that is part of Operation Lockdown on the Cape Flats. The body was found in a burning Hyundai in Silversands Road, Mfuleni and after an investigation, two men were arrested for the murder.

"We will issue our statement but we’ve sent our pathologist to go and verify if it's our person," SANDF spokesperson Lt-Col Hammilton Ngubane told TimesLIVE.

"The problem is it's a Western Cape government car, it's not even an SANDF car. Up until yesterday when we heard about this there was no report of a missing person, but now there are suspicions which we still cannot confirm."

Western Cape community safety MEC Albert Fritz condemned the killing.

"We cannot tolerate such a gross disregard for the peace and safety of the people of our province," he said.

"We cannot allow gangsters to intimidate and terrorise our communities, particularly those that are most vulnerable."