Missing man found dead in toilet

The decomposed body of a man, who was reported missing in January, was found, almost two months later, in a pit toilet near Brits on Monday.

The police in Hebron are investigating an inquest case after the body of Abram Sebatana Masike (50), was found by a gardener.

Masike was last seen on Sunday, 17 January 2021, at about 16:50 by his mother when he went to the local tuck shop.He did not return home.

According to police spokesperson, Maria Nkabinde, the gardener was working in the yard of the deceased’s parents when he smelled an unpleasant odour coming from the pit toilet.

He went into the toilet to investigate and discovered the body. The parents alerted the police. The body was retrieved from the pit toilet and his parents identified him by the clothing they last saw him in.

The Tshwane and Madibeng Fire and Disaster Management teams destroyed the toilet and emptied the pit which was filled with water.

Investigation into the matter continues.