Body of a man found in a wheelbarrow near Tonga

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga has opened a murder case after the body of a man was found in a wheel barrow in Nelspruit.

Police received calls from the KaMaqhekeza community near Tonga on Tuesday after they saw the body of the brutally murdered man who was then loaded into a wheelbarrow near a road.

Police also alerted medical personnel about the incident, according to police statement.

Upon arrival, police found the lifeless body of the man believed to be in his early thirties.

“The man had visible bruises all over his body. The paramedics present confirmed that he was dead, ”the statement read.

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Police suspect he may have been attacked, but are investigating the circumstances of the alleged attack.

No arrests have been made since the body was found.

Anyone with information that could help identify the suspects can contact detective Nomsa Mkhwanazi on 082 853 5386.

“Alternatively members of the public can call Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or send information via MySAPSApp. All information received will be treated in confidence and callers may choose to remain anonymous, ”read the statement.

Provincial High Commissioner Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has raised concerns about incidents where communities benefit from crowd justice.

She urged the public to report any crime seen to the police or any law enforcement agencies.

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