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Family wait for DNA testing to confirm identity of decomposed body

A decomposed body was found recently within close proximity to the abandoned vehicle of local actor Pranesh Maharaj who went missing on February 7. Pranesh’s vehicle was found abandoned in Bisho, a few minutes drive away from East London.

Police contacted the family on June 21, suspecting that the remains were that of Pranesh because of the clothes he was wearing when he was reported missing. However, this is yet to be confirmed with DNA testing. The family is still waiting for SAPS to confirm when the testing will be done.

Speaking to the Eastern Cape Rising Sun earlier today, 7 July, Anesh Dusrath a friend to Pranesh stated, “Although it is quite likely that the remains discovered are those of Pranesh, this has not been confirmed at this time. Let us all continue to pray until then.”

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