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Police rule out foul play after German man is found dead at KZN golf course


Police have ruled out murder as part of their ongoing investigation into an incident at a KwaZulu-Natal golf course that claimed the life of a German tourist.

On Monday, provincial police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, said no foul play was suspected.

She said the was confirmed by an initial report from a pathologist. Gwala said an inquest docket was opened. According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst, the 66-year-old tourist had sustained severe head trauma.

His body was found near the fifth tee on the golf course at about 3 pm. Herbst said the man appeared to have been playing golf alone at the time and was found unresponsive, showing no signs of life. He was declared dead at the scene.

He said the man and his wife were staying at the golf resort, and that she had arrived at the scene shortly after she had been alerted to the murder.

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Source: IOL