Zambian missing in SA found dead


By Nation Reporter

THE Zambian national missing in South Africa Sajjad Ahmad has been found dead with two gunshot wounds to his head, says a close family friend.

Mr Ahmad who was reported to have gone missing in that country where he went to collect his new vehicle mysteriously ‘disappeared’ in Johannesburg for five days.

A family friend Mr Kabungo Kamanga told the Daily Nation in an interview that Sajjad had been missing since Friday, September 9, 2016 after he reportedly checked out of his rented apartment where he had been staying since his arrival in South Africa.

He said people who saw him last have informed them that Mr Ahmad was booked at HydroPark Furnished Apartments in room 1116 on the 11th Floor, Graystone Drive in Sandton.

And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba confirmed the development and stated that his office would closely work with both the South African and Zambia to ensure that culprits were brought to book.

Mr. Mwamba police had already made preliminary leads and established some prime suspects in the case.

He said after establishing that Sajjad was missing in South Africa, the embassy had been coordinating with the family adding that details about the discovery of his body have been given to the family and the body was identified by his brother- Fawad Sajjad.

He said family members had been informed about the development and that some were expected to travel to South Africa for the funeral of Sajjad today.

Last week, Sajjad was reported missing after preliminary information showing that Sajjad arrived in South Africa on Wednesday 7th September 2016 and stayed at the HydroPark Furnished apartments on the 11th Floor in Room 1116 on Graystone Drive in Sandton where he met up with other Zambians.

He was last seen at Woodmead Shopping Mall on Thursday 8th September 2016 where he was dropped by his colleagues and from there he was expected to meet another Zambian national in FourWays Suburbs.

Preliminary information revealed that Saajjad had travelled to South Africa to pursue a matter of a pending vehicle – a Toyota Lexus which he purchased last month.

His disappearance was immediately reported to police and investigations were instituted to ascertain his whereabouts which led to the recovery of his body.