Body of Abducted Man Found on R50 Road in Standerton

NELSPRUIT, South Africa – The Standerton police have recovered the body of 42-year-old Mr. Wayne Henderson, wrapped in a duvet, on the R50 road near Standerton. The body was discovered by a farm worker in the early hours of Tuesday, November 7, 2023, around 03:00.

According to South Africa Police Service, Henderson is believed to have been abducted in Hercules, Pretoria, Gauteng. His body was found close to a vehicle, a grey Renault Sandero, which had been reported missing by his father in Hercules. Blood stains were detected in the boot of the vehicle.

Henderson, who had a sliced-open neck and a stab wound on his head, was positively identified by a family member at approximately 07:30 on the day of discovery. The circumstances surrounding his murder remain unclear, but police from both Standerton and Hercules are diligently working to connect the dots that may lead to the arrest of potential suspects.

The police are appealing to the public for any information related to Henderson’s murder. Community members with information can contact Standerton’s Captain Sean Brouwer at 079 499 6312 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111. Information can also be submitted via the MySAPS App, and confidentiality is assured for all information received.