Phoenix SAPS are probing the murder of a man believed to be about 55-years-old in Bankgreen on Friday night.

All relevant authorities were on scene in Bankgreen

Communications officer at Phoenix SAPS, Cpt L Naidoo said, “The unknown man was found murdered on a pathway in Bankgreen.

“He sustained a stab wound to the back of his neck. The deceased was attired in a beige and white T-shirt and three quarter pants.

The suspects are unknown at this stage. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact the detectives at Phoenix Police Station.” KZN VIP spokesman, Romano Naidoo, said, “Whilst on routine patrols in the area, the KZN VIP vehicle was flagged down by a community member in the Greenbury vicinity. Medical assistance was requested. EMRS paramedics were quickly on scene but the victim succumbed to his wounds.

“It is unconfirmed if the victim was robbed. We urge community members to refrain from using thoroughfares especially at night as criminals are lurking in such places and are ready to pounce on unsuspecting victims. Walk in groups and utilize safer routes for your own wellbeing.”