Nhlanhla Gasa, the lead independent nonexecutive director of JSE-listed technology company DigiCore Holdings, has been murdered in KwaZulu-Natal.
His body was found in the Tugela River, near Newark, and had multiple stab wounds, according to a report on Talk Radio 702. His burnt-out car was found nearby. Gasa is said to have been close to President Jacob Zuma.
He was killed on Tuesday.
According to 702, KwaZulu-Natal police understand Gasa, who was 62, was attacked at his home in Umhlanga, stabbed to death, and his body later dumped in the Tugela.
DigiCore, which is involved in developing machine-to-machine communications and telematics solutions, is a large player in the fleet management, vehicle tracking and personal tracking markets.
In a letter to DigiCore employees, CEO Nick Vlok says Gasa had been part of the DigiCore board since 2001 and served as chairman until recently. “He was also part of our black empowerment shareholders within DigiCore Fleet Management and also served on the board of [DigiCore subsidiary] Ctrack Mzansi.”
In addition to serving on the DigiCore board, Gasa had worked in senior positions at large companies such as Tongaat Hulett and Transnet and served as chairman of Absa in KwaZulu-Natal.
No arrests have been made in connection with Gasa’s murder. — (c) 2013 NewsCentral Media