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.