A body of a man, who is believed to be in his 40s, was found in Shanaan Road near BloemIndustria, Bloemfontein on Sunday.
According to the South African Police Services in the Free State (SAPS), the deceased’s body had bruises, his hands and feet were tied with cable ties and his mouth gagged with a cloth and wrapped with tape.
It further states that the preliminary investigation has revealed the deceased could have been killed elsewhere and dumped where he was found. The body, which is partly decomposed, was seen by herdsmen who then alerted the police at about 15:45.
According to a statement by SAPS, he was wearing blue jeans, an orange T-shirt, a scotch lumber jacket and red socks with no shoes.
A case of murder has been registered for further investigation. Anyone who might know the deceased or know what transpired on that fateful day, should please contact Detective WO Thando Ntlwatini on 073-430-6746 or call Crime Stop at 08600 10111, or alternatively give information via MySAPS App.