Mystery as police officer is found dead at a beach after going missing from a burning room

The body of Sgt. Sinethemba Msutu, a 36-year-old police sergeant from South African Police Service (SAPS) Cambridge, was discovered on Saturday afternoon, 01 June 2024, lying among the rocks at West Bank beach in East London.

Police officers found dead at a beach

Sgt. Sinethemba Msutu

Reports indicate that on 30 May 2024, Sgt. Msutu was involved in a car accident with his private vehicle and was taken to a private hospital for treatment. Later that night, a colleague picked him up and brought him to his police barracks at SAPS Cambridge.

On 31 May 2024, around 9:30 AM, a fire broke out in his room, but he was not present at the time. Consequently, a missing person’s report was filed that same day.

On Saturday, 01 June 2024, around 2:00 PM, a fisherman discovered Sgt. Msutu’s body.

An inquest docket has been opened, pending the results of the post-mortem report.


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