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WATCH: Dead man's phone brings news of his murder

27 May, 03:55 PM

Family members received confirmation of Elias Tshabalala's murder after forensics found their details in the dead man's phone and called them.

Tshabalala was one of two casual workers hired to demolish shacks in Hammanskraal on Monday. Two men were killed, one from burn wounds, when community members clashed with the Red Ants and demolition workers

They were expected to receive R150 for their day's labour but never made it home alive. 

Thandi Tshabalala told News24's Karabo Ngoepe that she first heard of her brother's death from people on the streets. The tragic news was later confirmed when forensic personnel called the family.

Doctor Nelushi, whose brother Lucky was also murdered, said he received word by phone. A community member told him they had just finished killing his brother.

Watch above.

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