MOSSLE BAY, South Africa – The body of a Somali foreign national was found in Mossel Bay on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The victim, identified as a young man in his mid-twenties, was discovered in a residential area. Local authorities have confirmed his death as a homicide and are currently investigating the incident.
According to the police, the victim had been residing in Mossel Bay for a few months and was known to be a quiet and peaceful individual. The motive behind the murder is still unclear, but the police are working to gather more information and evidence to identify the perpetrator.
The Somali community in Mossel Bay, as well as across South Africa, has expressed shock and sadness at the tragic loss of one of their own. They are calling for a thorough investigation and are urging the authorities to ensure that justice is served.
This incident has raised concerns about the safety and security of foreign nationals in South Africa, especially in light of previous xenophobic attacks in the country. However, local leaders have reassured the public that law enforcement is taking the matter seriously and is committed to ensuring the safety of all residents, regardless of their nationality.
The victim’s family has been notified, and efforts are underway to repatriate his remains to Somalia. The investigation into the murder is ongoing, and the police have appealed to the public for any information that may assist in solving the case. The community remains on edge as they await updates on the investigation.