Body found on Chappies identified

The body of a naked man discovered with his hands bound on Chapman’s Peak last week, has been identified.

However, while confirming the body had been identified, Hout Bay police spokesperson Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch did not release his name.

“The age (of the man) is not known. All leads will be followed up which could lead to an arrest,” she said.

She was asked whether the name was being withheld due to the ongoing investigation, but did not answer by the time this edition went to print.

According to police, the man, discovered by a cleaning attendant at 11am on Wednesday May 31, had also sustained injuries to his body.

Last week, Unicef confirmed the decomposed body of a woman discovered on Table Mountain was that of Ghanaian national Charlotte Nikoi, associate director of human resources for the United Nations children’s agency.

Ms Nikoi had been missing since Human Rights Day, March 21. She had been hiking Table Mountain and was later reported missing.

* Meanwhile, Hout Bay police conducted crime prevention operations on Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3, leading to a number of arrests for various crimes.

“A shebeen operation was executed where more than 500 litres of alcohol was confiscated and one arrest was made,” said Warrant Officer Lesch.

“Seven drug arrests were made. Loose dagga, 109 stoppe of dagga, mandrax, tik and a tik lollie were confiscated as evidence. Eight drunk driving arrests were made, and fines to the value of R25 000 were issued.”