[Fwd: Body of teacher recovered from manhole]

The body of a Johannesburg school teacher was on Wednesday found in a
manhole and his tenant has been arrested for his murder, police said.

Police found John Scrooby's body after being called to his house in
Orchards, Norwood, on Wednesday morning, Captain Phillip Maganedisa said.

They found a tooth and Scrooby's glasses next to the door of his house
and blood on the floor.

A trail of blood led police to a manhole where Scrooby's body was found.
He had multiple stab wounds.

"There was no sign of forced entry at the house, suggesting that the
victim had opened the door voluntarily for someone he knew."

Further investigation led to the arrest of a Zimbabwean national who
Scrooby had let stay at his house.

The man allegedly told police that armed men had forced him to kill
Scrooby with a blunt object at around 2am on Wednesday.

Police, however, believed robbery was the motive for the killing, as
Scrooby's money was missing.

The man was arrested on a charge of murder and would appear in the
Johannesburg Magistrate's Court soon.

Maganedisa described Scrooby as a charitable man who always helped those
in need.

"There are so many people that he has helped in the area, some he gave
bread to every day, and some he gave them free accommodation. So many
people are crying, not because of what he used to do for them, but
because of the kind of man he was," said Maganedisa.

Scrooby was a mechanical technology teacher at John Orr Technical High
School in Auckland Park. - Sapa


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