Monday, April 26, 2010

Driveway killing shocks community

26 April 2010, 14:54

By Jauhara Khan

The murder of estate agent and property developer Rishi Nunkan outside his home has shocked the community of Pietermaritzburg.

According to police Colonel Jay Naicker, Nunkan, 56, arrived at his Raisethorpe house at 6.30pm on Friday and was confronted by his attackers, apparently as he sat behind the wheel of his car.

"He was stabbed multiple times at the front gate of his house. He ran to a neighbour's house, and was rushed to hospital where he died," said Naicker.

The motive for Nunkan's murder was unknown, he said.

Nunkan's friend, SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Baboo Baijoo, said his death was a great loss to the community.

"It has come as a shock to the community, people are shattered. I was at his funeral today (yesterday) and people cannot understand how he was killed at the gate of his home. His family is not taking it well."

Nunkan is survived by his wife and 5-year-old child.

Also on Friday, the body of retired teacher Theresa Govender, 78, was found in her home on Mbilimbili Farm in Umzinto.

Naicker said a worker had found Govender's body in the kitchen.

She had been stabbed in the chest and strangled, and her purse was missing.

Govender, who is survived by a daughter, had been a teacher at St Anne's Convent School in Umzinto.

This article was originally published on page 3 of The Mercury on April 26, 2010

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Comments by Sonny

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