An inquest into the death Thami Tukwani has found that the Naledi municipal manager committed suicide by consuming poison. Naledi municipality includes the towns of Wepener, Vanstadensrus and Dewetsdorp.
Tukwani was found dead in March this year on the side of the N8 road near Ladybrand after he was reported missing. His car was also discovered in an open veld next to the road, nothing was stolen.
No visible marks or stab or bullet wounds were found on his body. Police spokesperson Lt Col Thandi Mbambo said the police would likely close the investigation into Tukwani's death because the inquest had found that he committed suicide.
"The inquest into his death found that he consumed poison and died from it. Further investigation revealed that he actually bought the poison himself. So at this moment we do not suspect any foul play," Mbambo said.