CNS Reporter
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4 Mar 2015
1:43 pm

No arrests after man stoned to death

CNS Reporter

A murder docket has been opened after a man was stoned to death in Atteridgeville, in the west of Pretoria.

Police investigators. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Police spokesperson Captain Thomas Mufumadi said police received a call on Sunday about a body lying in the street in Phumulong, Rekord Centurion reported.

“Upon arrival, police found a large crowd gathering around a body of a lifeless man covered with rocks. The victim was declared dead on the scene, and paramedics took his body away,” said Mufumadi.

No arrests have been made as police investigations continue.

“We urge the people in the community to comply and work with us to get these perpetrators. We are depending on them to work with us to stop these sorts of crimes,” Mufumadi said.

Last week, a family from the Welbedacht area of Chatsworth, Durban, was left traumatised after allegedly witnessing the brutal murder of their sole breadwinner.

A group of men allegedly stoned and attacked Mzo Earnest Ndladla with a bush knife, grass slasher and the handle of a pick in front of his wife and three children.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Cheryl Pillay said: “On arrival at the scene, police found a man with an open wound to his forehead. It is alleged that there was a dispute between residents in the area”.

Two suspects aged 24 and 39 were later arrested.

– Caxton News Service