UK man’s body found in Green Point flat

A case of murder is being investigated after the body of 40-year-old Edward Galegedera was found at his flat in Green Point last week.

Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk, said a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Mr Galegedera was a British citizen.

His body was discovered at Hillside Heights in Wessels Road last Monday October 22, at 3.30pm and his car was found in the early hours of Tuesday in Prestwich Street just a few blocks away.

On Tuesday morning, Mr Galegedera’s brother, brother-in-law and a priest visited the flat to pray.

His brother, Sumendra Galegedera, said: “My brother was a sweet and kind man. There’s been a lot of speculation and reports regarding his death but we’ve referred the matter to the British High Commission in Pretoria.”

Captain Van Wyk would not give any more details about the case.

“The investigation into this matter is currently in a very sensitive stage and this office cannot elaborate further on this matter.”

According to a source at the complex, Mr Galegedera was a kind and gentle man who had no problem with anyone.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Botha, on 021 430 3733 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Meanwhile, Sillico Zainauet Oliphant, 36, and Moegamat Faizel Abrahams, 38, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court last Monday, October 22, after a Hawks’ probe implicated them in the murder of Craig Mathieson, who was shot and killed in November 2016.

Mr Mathieson, 44, was a hotel manager in Sea Point at the time of the incident.

The case against the pair was postponed to this week for a formal bail application.

The Hawks provincial head in Western Cape, Major General Nombuso Portia Khoza ,welcomed the arrest and commended the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team for working diligently
to ensure that the alleged perpetrators face their day in court.