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Two men were stabbed to death in two unrelated Eastern Cape murders

Police are investigating the murders of two men, both aged 25 and 89, who were killed in two unrelated incidents in the Eastern Cape over the weekend.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Majola Nkohli said in the first incident, an 89-year-old elderly man was found dead in his Storms River home.

Nkohli said the body of Thomas Glen Love (89) was found in his house with two stab wounds in the upper body on Saturday, 31 July 2021, at about 16:00.

“The deceased’ tenant, who is staying in an outside flat, became concerned after she last saw him on Tuesday, 27 July 2021.

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“She contacted the police after she peeped through a window and saw his upper body covered in what seemed like a towel. At the scene, Love’s body was found with two stab wounds in the upper body.”

Nkohli said investigations revealed that the deceased’s wallet, his laptop, and a television set were missing from the house.

“A window in the room was broken, and a kitchen door was not locked, and its key was hanging from the inside. A case of murder was opened with an additional charge of house robbery.”

Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect/s to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Eljan Masimla, on 042 281 7700 or 082 457 2961


Meanwhile, on Sunday, another body of a man was found with stab wounds lying on the street in Valencia, Addo.

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Nkohli said police were summoned to a complaint of a person lying on the street in Valencia in Addo.

“At the scene, police found the lifeless body of a man with two stab wounds in the upper body.”

According to Nkohli the deceased was identified as Asekho Tsilito (25), from Mqanduli.

“Police opened a case of murder for further investigation. At this stage, the motive for the attack is unknown.”

Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect (s) to contact the Addo detective standby number 082 441 7906.

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