Limpopo family held after murder

2012-02-01 23:07

Johannesburg - Two siblings and their father have been arrested for allegedly killing a man before dumping his body on a street in Dikgale village in Limpopo, police said on Tuesday.

The 67-year-old man, his son and daughter were taken into custody at their home on Monday, Constable Moses Molepo said.

He said the three allegedly beat Alfred Phoshoko, 27, at his home in the same village on Sunday night after accusing him of stealing groceries.

"They beat Phoshoko to death at his home and dragged his body onto the street."

The three were expected to face a murder charge in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.