Charred body found in Magaliesburg believed to be that of missing pastor

2017-10-17 17:49
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Johannesburg – Gauteng police are investigating a case of hijacking and murder after the body of a man, which they believe to be that of a missing Roodepoort pastor, was found next to his burning vehicle in Magaliesburg on Monday.

Relatives of Pastor Martin Beneke, head pastor of Life in Christ Network, have declined to speak to News24.

However, Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubela confirmed that police believe that it was Beneke's body found in Magaliesburg.

"He had been reported missing by his family after he did not arrive home on Monday night," Makhubela said.

Makhubela added that a farmer, who had been travelling on a gravel road, found the body next to a burning white Nissan Navarro, after he noticed smoke coming from the area.

"The man’s hands were tied behind his back and his body was burnt beyond recognition," he said.

No arrests have been made.

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