Limpopo mob murders man and burns his body 'to ashes'

2016-12-04 19:39
Police. (News24, file)

Police. (News24, file)

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Thohoyandou - A mob of residents in Thohoyandou murdered a man and set his body alight at the weekend,  Limpopo police said on Sunday. 

Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the body of a 25-year-old man was found beside a street in the town by passers-by on Sunday morning. 

"It is alleged that the deceased was attacked by a group of people who killed him and then burnt him to ashes," Ngoepe said. 

The motive behind the killing was still unknown and the man has not yet been identified. 

No arrests had been made. 

Provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has called on residents to refrain from taking the law into their own hands. 

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