Villagers go on rampage after man's body found

07:55 (GMT+2) Wed, 14 Aug 2019

A group of villagers near Giyani, Limpopo, went on the rampage torching a house and accusing the owners of being responsible for the death of a 53-year-old man found with some body parts missing. 

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe  said community members at Blinkwater village targeted the house after hearing that Mbhazima Makhubele's body was taken by police for further investigation due to missing body parts. 

"A six-roomed house and a rondavel were torched soon after police started broadening their investigations, including conducting the second postmortem on Makhubele," Ngoepe said.

He said the rampage occurred after the deceased's family complained to the police that while preparing his body for burial they allegedly found that some of his body parts were missing.

Makhubele was found lying dead on the side of the road with multiple injuries on 3 July after he was knocked down by a vehicle in a hit and run accident. 

The police initially opened a case of culpable homicide and as well as a hit and run. 

The driver of the vehicle has not yet been found.

- African News Agency (ANA)