Neighbours said that they noticed a “strong stench” coming from the house
THE DECOMPOSING body of Club 2000 resident, Obakeng “Chester” Dibeco, was removed from his home in Vanani Street on Wednesday.
It is believed that Dibeco, believed to have been in his 50s lived alone in his RDP house, died in his sleep
His body was discovered by neighbours, who went to investigate after they realised that something was wrong as they had last seen him on Sunday.
The neighbours said that there was a “strong stench” coming from the house and numerous flies could be seen on the windows.
His work colleagues on an EPWP project had also gone looking for him out of concern after he failed to report for duty this week.
They said that they had contacted the police and Dibeco’s nearest family members to tell them of their suspicions.
Dibeco’s neighbours and colleagues described him as a people person and he was also noted for his neatness.
His neighbours said he was a “bubbly person who would visit everyone’s home at any time for a chat”.
“He would be so happy and sing in a high voice when he is tipsy. But even when he is tipsy he would come home like a responsible person. We were wondering where he was on Monday and Tuesday but could not get answers anywhere,” they said.
Police spokesperson Captain Bashoabile Kale said that Dibeco was found lying in his bed. He added that he had died of natural causes and no docket was opened for investigation.