Murder case opened after torching of FS man

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A case of murder has been opened after the police were summoned to a murder scene at open space between Extension 11 and Zone 8, in Ficksburg in the Free State.

According to a statement by SAPS, they met a male a witness on arrival. He alleged that he and other witnesses were on their way to the shop together with the deceased, who was a fellow country man from Lesotho.

“On their way, they met a group of about 10 males carrying wooden sticks. The group attacked them and the witnesses managed to escape but the deceased was caught.”

The witness indicated that he saw from a distance how petrol was being poured over the deceased and that he was set alight.

The suspects are not known and no arrests have been made. The investigation continues.

Sazly Hartzenberg

sazly@centralmediagroup.co.za