Body of a man found next to burned VW polo in Giyani

CRIME

By Agreement Mabunda

POLOKWANE-A 48-year-old man was found murdered and his vehicle was also torched at Phagane Village, outside Giyani.

The Police were busy with their routine patrol on Thursday when they received a complaint about a certain motor vehicle that was on fire and quickly went to the scene of the crime.

Upon arrival, the Police found a Volkswagen  Polo with the registration number MP on fire.  They also discovered the body of a man a few metres from the motor vehicle.

There was also a wallet with bank cards and smart identity cards next to the wallet and Cellphone.

Emergency Services personnel and fire brigades were summoned to the scene and managed to extinguish the fire. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Upon inspecting the body it was discovered that the body was tied with a rope.

A case of murder was opened and police have launched a manhunt for an unknown number of suspects responsible for the murder.

The motive for the incident is unknown and the deceased’s identity will be released at the appropriate time.

The Police are appealing to anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of responsible suspects, to contact Warrant Office Chauke HP on 073 271 4857 or Crime Stop number 0860010111, or the nearest police station.

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