Police found the decomposed body of a man in the ceiling at a hospital in Durban on Friday, May 24 2019.
The horrific discovery was made by members of Search and Rescue, the Durban K9 unit and police officials who were called out to the trauma unit of the Mahatma Gandhi hospital in Phoenix, south of Durban.
Some of the ceiling panels, above shelves stacked with files and paper were removed by the police to reach the body.
KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said that an inquest docket had been opened.
The spokesperson added that, "An investigation is under way to identify and determine how it got there”.