A case of murder is under investigation following the discovery of a male in his fifties at his home in Kenton-on-Sea this morning. The 54-year-old man was later identified as Johannes Petrus van der Merwe.
According to information the victim lived alone and his relative tried contacting him yesterday morning and, when he got no answer, he arrived at his house and made the shocking discovery. Both the front and back doors were open and there does not appear to have been forced entry. Forensic experts were at the scene. The motive for the murder is not known.
The SAPS are making an appeal to any person who may have information on the incident to contact the investigating officer Constable Rodwell Koeries on 0824168471 or the Crime stop number on 086-001-0111.