March 09 2007 at 01:16PM
Two men have been arrested after a 68-year-old Pietermaritzburg man was stabbed and strangled, police said on Friday.
Superintendent Joshua Gwala said a 23-year-old man had been arrested in Durban's Umlazi township and a 36-year-old man had been arrested in Imbali near Pietermaritzburg on Thursday.
Jack Melvin was found on Wednesday in the lounge of his house with an electrical cord tied around his neck and a big wound on his forehead, believed to have been caused by a sharp object.
Gwala said a post mortem would be held on Friday to determine exactly how Melvin died.
He said preliminary investigations had revealed that the 36-year-old had a week earlier been employed by Melvin to work in his garden.
Police recovered several items taken from Melvin's house, including Melvin's Mazda car, cellphone and a pellet gun. - Sapa