Family reels from second tragedy

Lerusha Naidoo...was found dead in her Sandton flat on Sunday.

Barely a year after pharmacy owner Morgan Naidoo was found murdered along the N3 highway, his 27-year-old daughter, living in Sandton, Johannesburg was found dead on Sunday.

Lerusha Naidoo, an honours graduate, had been working as a consultant for IQ Business in Sandton was found in her apartment on Sunday morning when her friend raised the alarm after failing to make contact with her.

Her lifeless body was found hanging in a clothing cupboard.

Police are questioning two people of interest and are awaiting the outcome of a post mortem examination.

According to sources close to the investigation in Johannesburg, Naidoo had entertained guests at her apartment on Saturday night.

It is believed a friend tried contacting her on Sunday and then went to the flat to look for Lerusha after repeated calls went unanswered.  Upon arrival at the flat, the friend found that Lerusha’s car was in its parking bay, but there was no answer when the friend knocked at her door and called out for her.  The flat door was eventually forced open and Naidoo’s body was discovered in the cupboard. Investigations continue.

Lerusha and her dad Morgan Naidoo – he was found murdered barely a year ago

Last year, after missing for four days, businessman Morgan Naidoo was found murdered at the
bridge at the Lynnfield Park N3 on-ramp. He was blindfolded with his hands tied behind back and he had sustained three gunshot wounds.
Naidoo. who lived in Hayfields, hailed from a prominent business family and was himself a successful
businessman with various retail interests throughout the Midlands. He was the former owner of the
Alexandra Road Superette and also owned several pharmacies including one in Camperdown and
another in Richmond.
His murder remains unsolved.

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