UPDATE: Bones found near missing businessman’s burnt car

The burnt out car belonging to Omar Carrim. Photo: Centurion Concened Citizens Facebook group

Bones found near the burnt car of Laudium missing businessman in would be examined and results announced this week, the government has announced.

Gauteng MEC for safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane said the bones had been found near the businessman’s burnt-out car.

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Businessman Omar Carrim (76) was reported missing last Thursday, and on Saturday the police confirmed that his Mercedes Benz E300 had been found burnt near Atteridgeville a day before.

“Before the end of the week we will be able to announce to the community if the bones were his.”

She however said it was unlikely they belonged to Carrim because they looked like they had been there for ages.

“They seemed rotten and old.”

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Anti-crime activist and family spokesperson Yusuf Abramjee said a pair of spectacles that belonged to Carrim had been found in Radiokop, near the Voortrekker Monument.

Carrim left his shop Home Hyper in Pretorius Street, Laudium around 18:45 on Thursday.

His family raised the alarm when he did not return home.

Police located Carrim’s burnt-out car in the Schurweberg mountains west of Pretoria, the following day.

Abramjee said the family was distraught, and mystified as to the reason for the apparent abduction.

Nkosi-Malobane said the family would reward anyone who brought forward valuable information to the police.

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“We now have people who are taking chances and feeding the family misleading information about the whereabouts of the old man. This hampers with police investigation and we would like to warn them to stop.”

Abrahamjee said the family was getting the full support of the police, at both national and provincial levels.

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