THE body of a man believed to be the uMthwalume serial killer has been in the mortuary for almost four weeks, Daily Sun reports.
This after Mduduzi Khomo (41) from uMthwalume, south of KZN, killed himself in police holding cells the day before he appeared in court.
Hearing that Mduduzi had killed himself, angry residents chased his family out of the area.
“They threatened to burn his body along with the hearse because they didn’t want him buried there,” he said.
One of Mduduzi’s brothers Sandile (33) said he has moved to Durban.
He said he ran away from home on the day he heard community members didn’t want them there.
“I have been in contact with my mother as she was busy with funeral arrangements. But when we spoke two weeks ago, she had trouble finding a place to bury my brother. She told me she will try to cremate him,” he said.
Sandile said they would ask government to bury him if the cremation doesn’t happen.
He said his family lived in different places but didn’t want to say where.
uMzumbe mayor Londolo Zungu told Daily Sun she wasn’t sure where the family was.
“They asked me for help to bury Mduduzi. But it was very hard to find a place to bury him. The last time we spoke, we had arranged for his body to be cremated.
“The problem is I don’t have their contacts. The person I used to be in contact with is Sandile, but I can’t get hold of him now,” she said.
The KZN cops spokesman Brigadier Jay Naicker said the last body that was found burnt in Mthwalume hasn’t been identified yet.
He said it was the body of a woman but she is still unknown.
“We are waiting for the DNA results,” said Naicker.-Daily Sun