North West teen arrested for murder
Johannesburg - A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man near Mafikeng in the North West, police said on Monday.
Warrant Officer Sam Tselanyane said the boy, 17, was arrested at his home in Moshawane Village after police received information apparently linking him to the crime.
On Sunday morning the body of a man, believed to be in his forties, was found lying in the street.
"He had been beaten with an object on his head and had bled from his nose and head."
Despite earlier media reports that the dead man was a victim of mob justice, Tselanyane said police were not sure of the circumstances in which the murder occurred.
"We did not say mob justice. We have opened a case of murder. We do not know how many people attacked the deceased."
Tselanyane said when police arrived at the teen's home to arrest him they found that his clothes were blood-stained.
The 17-year-old was expected to appear in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.