John Doe found in Mfuleni

Police are investigating the body of an unidentified male which was found bludgeoned to death in Mfuleni in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The gruesome discovery was made by passersby near Extension Four, Mfuleni.

It is believed the deceased had been beaten by angry residents after he was caught breaking into people’s homes and robbing local shopkeepers.

The deceased was found lying on a field where he had been dragged to after he was beaten to death at an unknown location.

Police spokesperson, Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirms a case of murder is being investigated.

“A body of an unidentified man was found [yesterday] morning with injuries to the head and face,” she says.

“The deceased is believed to be in his 20s and was wearing blue jeans and a green T-shirt.

“The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.”

Rwexana says anyone with information is asked to contact Mfuleni SAPS or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.