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Man's body found floating in river

2010-07-05 21:17

Mthatha - The body of a 35-year-old man has been found floating in a river in Ngqamakhwe, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

It was discovered by a 12-year-old girl who went to the river to fetch water at 19:00 on Sunday, said Captain Lingisile Magama.

"The man, who was said to be mentally unstable, had been attacked," he said.

"His body shows that he was beaten up and stabbed with a sharp object."

Police believed that he was killed elsewhere and then thrown into the river.

"We found blood on the riverbank and his shoes were also put nicely next the bloody area."