South African Man pulled from family and murdered in Piet Retief

South African Man pulled from family and murdered in Piet Retief

The suspects were armed with bush knives and allegedly held the family hostage before dragging the man outside while his wife and child were kept inside.

“The man was then allegedly hacked by the suspects until he gave up. Thereafter the suspects reportedly pulled his body into a certain rondavel before setting it alight,” said Mohlala.

The suspects fled the scene. The deceased was identified by his family as Mxolisi Ndlela. The motive for the attack is unknown at this stage. The police spokesperson said the authorities cannot rule out the possibility that the murder could be witchcraft-related.

Members of the public with information about the suspects are encouraged to contact Crime Stop on 08600-10111.

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