British grandfather, 71, is 'murdered' in South Africa

British man, 71, is 'murdered' in South Africa: Grandfather's body is identified by his teeth months after his burned remains were found dumped in grassland Jamnadas Harkant Nathvani, 71, last made contact with his family in early March His badly burned remains were found that month but only identified last month His alleged killer, Zaheera Boomgaard, was arrested two weeks ago 

By Tim Stickings For Mailonline

Published: 13:54 BST, 22 October 2020 | Updated: 16:17 BST, 22 October 2020




Jamnadas Harkant Nathvani (pictured) was found dead in South Africa

Jamnadas Harkant Nathvani (pictured) was found dead in South Africa

A British man has been found dead in South Africa, with his body burned beyond recognition after a suspected murder.  

The body of 71-year-old Jamnadas Harkant Nathvani was discovered in March but lay in a morgue for six months before police were finally able to identify him by his teeth last month. 

Mr Nathvani, a grandfather of two who was known to friends as Harry and remembered by relatives as a 'gentle giant', had last been seen in the flesh on February 22 and his last known contact with his family was on March 6. 

His alleged killer, Zaheera Boomgaard, was arrested two weeks ago and is due to appear in court for a bail hearing tomorrow, according to The Post.  

Mr Nathvani's family said he was travelling in South Africa to 'relive happy childhood memories', having spent time in the country when he was little.  

'It was his wish to

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