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CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that a decomposed body found at Silvermine Nature Reserve on Tuesday is believed to be that of Alistair Stanbull, a City of Cape Town staffer. He has been missing since 29 April.

Police said they could not reveal the man's identity, because DNA testing would need to be done, but sources close to the investigation confirmed the body was that of Stanbull. At the time of his disappearance, Stanbull told his wife that he was going on a hike. He left his premises in Steenberg, but never returned. His vehicle was found on Ou Kaapse Weg. Stanbull, who worked for the City's human settlements directorate, was implicated in a R2.5 million fraud case. He was arrested, along with another colleague, in November 2022 and was later released on R10,000 bail. At the time, the State alleged that employees of a company, as well as the directors, supplied false invoices to the City and allegedly misrepresented some of the work they had charged for as having been finalised. Stanbull allegedly allowed the invoices to be authorised, even though he knew the work had not been completed. The MMC for human settlements, Carl Pophaim, said: "While suspicion is rife, I await a report from the SAPS forensics to confirm the identity. It is certainly my prayer that it is not a City official, and my thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr Stanbull at this time.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Marvin Charles & Lisalee Solomons at News24
  • Read too, Body found at Silvermine Nature Reserve could be that of missing City staffer Alistair Stanbull, at Cape Argus

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