City Press editor's son murdered in Nooitgedacht

City Press editor Mathatha Tsedu’s son was found murdered in the boot of his car, South African Broadcasting Corporation news reported on Friday.

Avhatakali Netshisaulu’s body was found burnt beyond recognition in the boot of his car in a field in Nooitgedacht near Muldersdrift, west of Johannesburg.

Apparently he had been driving to Honeydew to meet someone around 8pm on Thursday.

Shortly before his death, the 31-year-old chartered accountant had phoned his wife and said he thought he was being hijacked.

He said his vehicle had been sandwiched between two cars, one of which had no number plate. His wife called the police but to no avail. She later searched the area with a family member.
She found firefighters trying to extinguish the flames from her husband’s car.

Tsedu said his family was finding it difficult to accept Netshisaulu’s death. He also said his death was a loss to the nation.

“Avhatakali was a gifted child, that we should as a nation lose someone like him this way is very painful to accept.” ‒ Sapa

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