Zeyn Khan has been identified as the victim whose mutilated body was pulled out of Roodeplaat Dam on Monday 27 December 2021.
What happened to Zeyn Khan?
n that day, police in the Kameeldrift district received a call from someone identifying themselves as an eyewitness who happened to see a suspicious-looking motorist dump a strange object into the dam from the bridge on Kameelfontein Road.
When a team of officers was sent out to the location, a grisly discovery was made.
The mutilated body of a male with head and limbs missing was hauled out of the dam, frozen to the touch. His torso, police revealed, was sandwiched in cling wrap and stuffed in a plastic bag.
Immediately, the case was assigned to the homicide division and a search effort went into full swing. The primary objective was — along with locating the rest of the body — to determine the identity of the victim.
According to police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello, it took more than a week to conduct a forensic search on John Doe’s DNA and, on Thursday 6 January 2022, the body was matched with a Zeyn Khan who was reported missing on Monday 29 November 2021.
“We request anyone who may have information that can assist with the investigation to please contact Captain Cloete of Kameeldrift Detectives on 082 822 6962 or the Crime Stop Line at 08600 10111 alternatively tip-offs can be left anonymously on MySaps App which can be downloaded on any smartphone,” Colonel Sello said.
From what we understand, Khan is a businessman from Lenasia, Gauteng. His family reached out to authorities and filed a missing person case when his vehicle was found abandoned in Eldorado Park, more than 7km away from his neighbourhood.
Police have, at this time, made no announcements of a person of interest in the case. Khan is survived by his wife Amina and it’s believed he had children.