Peter Abrahams' death being treated as murder

February 01, 2017
Peter Abrahams

The Corporate Communication Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting that the death of South Africa-born journalist Peter Abrahams is now being treated as a murder.

According to the police, the postmortem examination revealed that the injuries which led to the Abrahams' death were deliberately inflicted.

Abraham was found dead at his home in Red Hills, St Andrew, on January 18.

He was 97 years old.

After leaving his birth country in 1939 at the age of 20, Abrahams worked as journalist in London for more than 10 years before moving to Jamaica in 1956. He gained internationally prominence when he authored, Mine Boy, which is regarded as the first novel to reveal the harsh reality of Apartheid in his birth country South Africa.

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