Charred body discovered near railway crossing by Limpopo herdsman

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Limpopo police are investigating a murder after a herdsman discovered the charred remains of a man along the R101 on Sunday.

The herdsman had been walking alone in the bushes at Dykeman farms when he noticed the body near a railway crossing and informed the police.

"The police responded swiftly and upon arrival, they found human remains buried inside a ditch, already in a state of decomposition. The motive behind the incident is unknown at this stage," said provincial spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mamphaswa Seabi.

Seabi said Pienaarsrivier police launched a murder investigation and were still trying to identify the body.

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