Herdsman hacked to death with panga

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The reason for the attack remains unknown.

A cattle keeper was killed by two men armed with a panga and a stick in Slovo Park, Springs, on the East Rand.

The deceased, Nelson Dube, was herding cattle with a friend at 4pm on Sunday when he was attacked by two unknown suspects, Springs Advertiser reported.

Springs police spokesperson Captain Johannes Ramphora said the deceased was walking in front of the cattle while his friend guarded the cattle from behind.

The friend noticed the two suspects attacking the deceased with a panga and a stick.

Ramphora said the friend ran to ask for help and was assisted by a passerby who informed the Springs police.

When the police arrived on the scene, they found the body of Dube with multiple wounds to his body.

Police called for paramedics, who declared Dube dead on the scene.

A murder case was opened at the police station.

Ramphora said the reason for the attack was unknown.

– Caxton News Service

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