Police are investigating the murder of a British man who has been found murdered in his Green Point flat.
The 50-year-old man, who has family in Hertfordshire, was apparently last seen on Friday, News24 reported.
Neighbours were shocked when police officials and the fire brigade arrived at the block of flats to investigate his disappearance.
They watched as the team forced their way into his sixth floor flat in Wessels Road at around 3.30pm on Monday and had to witness lots of blood and his body. The man’s vehicle was discovered in a nearby street.
“A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death,” police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said.
He said the victim’s Audi A3 was found in the early hours of Tuesday in Prestwich Street, which is just a few blocks away.
Someone living in the block, who asked to remain anonymous, told News24 that residents believed the suspect might have been staying there and were concerned about their safety and access control in the wake of the murder.
Police are believed to have surveillance footage of the events that unfolded. However, they have yet to confirm further details.
“The investigation into this matter is currently at a very sensitive stage and this office cannot elaborate further on this matter,” Van Wyk said.