Egypt is calling on its citizens in South Africa to practice caution and not carry cash after an Egyptian was killed during a robbery in the southern African country.
Egypt’s foreign ministry said on Sunday that 41-year-old Egyptian businessman Mohamed Ahmed Sherif Nawar was reported missing while he was in South Africa by his father on 29 September.
Egypt's Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs and Expatriates Khaled Rizk said that the Egyptian embassy in South Africa was informed by South African authorities on 3 November that Nawar’s car was found in the possession of a South African citizen.
The unnamed suspect admitted that he and others had killed Nawar in a robbery and buried him.
The Egyptian embassy has called on South African authorities to identify the body through forensic testing.
Rizk said that the foreign ministry is prepared offer Nawar’s family the necessary assistance if the deceased is confirmed to be Nawar.