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Police looking for a gardener, a suspect in couple’s murder


Two warrants of arrest; an international warrant and a South African warrant have been issued for a Mozambican man, Ezequiel Carlos Cossa (26), implicated in the murder of a Summerstrand couple in November 2017.


Andre (65) and Lydia Saaiman (69) were brutally murdered at their Scott Street house in 2017. The Mozambican was their gardener at the time and lived on their premises.


Following the murders, he disappeared with all of his belongings. Forensic evidence collected on the scene suggests that the gardener was involved in the murders. The police have launched a search for Cossa in and outside the country.


They suspect that he went back to Mozambique, but there is a possibility that he may have returned to South Africa. 


Anyone who may know his whereabouts must contact Warrant Officer Johan Raubenheimer on 074 430 6048. All information is strictly confidential and callers have the right to remain anonymous.

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