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Six decomposed bodies were discovered at a panel beating shop in Johannesburg. Image: Twitter/SAPS

Two in court for murdering and dumping a petrol attendant in a drain

Two men are expected to appear before a court in Mpumalanga for allegedly murdering a petrol attendant and dumping his body in a water drain.

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Six decomposed bodies were discovered at a panel beating shop in Johannesburg. Image: Twitter/SAPS

Two men are expected to appear before the Hendrina Magistrates’ Court in Mpumalanga for allegedly murdering a petrol attendant and dumping him inside a water drain. 

The two suspects aged 24 and 27 were arrested on Thursday 15 September 2022 in connection with the murder case.

TWO IN COURT FOR MURDER OF PETROL ATTENDANT 

Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Colonel Donald Mdhluli said according to the allegations, the 39-year-old petrol attendant, Lifa Yinda from Malawi who worked at a fuel station in Hendrina, had not been seen by his co-workers for a period of about a week but was never reported to the police. 

Mdhluli said on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 Yinda’s manager was concerned about an unusual smell that was coming out from a water drain behind the fuel station. He then went out to investigate and the drain lid was opened where a gruesome discovery of a half-naked body of a human being was made.

“The police as well as other role players were summoned to the scene. A murder case was then opened after it was established through forensic aid that the victim was murdered. 

“Police immediately began the probe where a team of experts in the field of investigation was assembled. They gathered information which led them to the two suspects that were arrested and charged accordingly. The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage.”

Donald Mdhluli

Yinda was reportedly identified by his family and the two suspects are expected to appear in court and are facing a murder charge.

Mpumalanga Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, commended members of the police for their commitment in apprehending the suspects.

“The results of the work done by our members is indisputable and much appreciated. We hope that justice will be served for the victim’s family,” shesaid.

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