Update: Police concede Dane Nair may have been murdered

Dane Nair's bakkie parked at the Port Shepstone Police Station, where he was found dead. (PHOTO BY FAMILY)

UPDATE: MARCH 15

POLICE are now finally investigating a murder case after the death of Albersville resident Dane Nair (26), who was found dead in his bakkie, parked at the Port Shepstone police station on June 27 last year.

Mr Nair had gone to the police station the day before to report that his ‘life was in danger’. Since his death his family members have been calling for ‘justice for Dane’.

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His sister, Rani Landsberg, said her brother had told many people that he was being threatened and that his life was in danger.

Now, nine months down the line, police have confirmed that they are investigating a murder case.

“My brother’s death has left a void in our lives. We are now very happy with the progress the new detective has made. We are confident that with dedication and hard work arrests will be made soon,” said Mrs Landsberg.

Last October police said post mortem results showed that Mr Nair died due to ‘unnatural causes which could have been as a result of smothering’.

Mr Nair sustained injuries to his body and his family said that he had put up a fight on the night of his death.

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FAMILY of Dane Nair (26), who was found dead in his bakkie parked outside the Port Shepstone SAPS, are so frustrated with the lack of progress with the investigation that they have now employed a private investigator.

They are convinced he was murdered.

The Albersville resident was found dead on June 27 and police claim they are still waiting for some forensic results.

Dane Nair (26) of Albersville.

Dane Nair (26) of Albersville.

However, the Nair family claim police have since ‘lost’ video footage of him at the police station on June 27.

Mr Nair had gone to the police station the day before to report that his ‘life was in danger’.

He was later found slumped in his bakkie, parked outside the police station, ‘possibly’ strangled with a T-shirt.

His sister, Rani Landsberg, said they wanted the police to investigate a murder. The results of the post mortem conducted on Mr Nair showed that he died due to unnatural causes which could have been as a ‘result of smothering’.

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