On Thursday SAPS confirmed that the body parts found in the Roodeplaat Dam on December 28 have been identified as belonging to 43-year-old Zeyn Khan. The body, which was wrapped in clingwrap and whose limbs and head had been chopped off, was found on Monday night moments after the motorist stopped on a bridge crossing the Edendale River.

Khan, a businessman from Lenasia, was reported missing a month earlier on November 28 after his vehicle was found abandoned in Eldorado Park. Police spokesperson Lt Col Robert Netshiunda said the police’s victim identification centre (VIC) was able to identify Khan through DNA analysis.

According to TimesLive a group of Pretoria fishermen and campers made a grisly discovery when they spotted a motorist they believe was dumping the frozen and mutilated torso of a man into the Roodeplaat Dam.

Netshiunda said police divers responded to reports by a group of people who were fishing and claimed to have heard the sound of a vehicle and immediately thereafter heard what sounded like an object being thrust into the water. “The divers recovered the mutilated body of a man whose identity is now confirmed as Mr Zeyn Khan.” He said the kidnapping and murder of Khan remained under investigation.

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