GEORGE NEWS - No foul play is suspected in the death of Colin Groenewald (60), whose body was found in his rented house in Kleinkrantz near Wilderness last Thursday, 12 March.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson Capt Malcolm Pojie, police were called out to the scene at about 17:30 on Thursday after being contacted by concerned neighbours, who had gone to investigate at Groenewald's house as they have not seen him in two weeks.
They detected an unpleasant odour coming from the house and phoned the police.
Upon arrival on the scene, the police found the partially decomposed body of the deceased in his bedroom. "Circumstances around his death are being investigated as we await the result of the official post mortem.
"The preliminary report indicates that no foul play is suspected and that he died of natural causes," said Pojie. An inquest docket has been opened.
Groenewald formerly taught English and history at Rosemoor Primary. He was popular amongst the pupils and his colleagues.
An acquaintance described him as a friendly person who got along well with other people.
"He had a passion for life."
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