A 31-year-old man was brutally beaten and stabbed to death by his friends, before they dumped his body at his family’s doorstep in Malmesbury, a report says.
According to IOL, Riaan Syster’s family was left shocked and traumatised when they discovered his body shortly after 04:00 on Saturday.
“We were all sleeping and we didn’t know that he left his bungalow. But we heard my father screaming and ran out and found him lying there in front of the house.
“It was horrible, we thought he was still alive because his one eye was open.
“We covered his body with a blanket to try and keep him warm, but when the ambulance got here, they said he was already dead,” his sister Riaan Syster was quoted as saying.
Two suspects arrested
The community told the family that his friends had accused him of robbing someone.
They stabbed him 12 times and he bled internally.
Two suspects had since been arrested following the incident.
Murder incidents are not rare in Malmesbury.
In 2017, two suspects appeared in the Malmesbury Magistrate’s Court charged with the murder of a 5-year-old girl from Riebeek West.
Reports indicated at the time that Kaithlyn’s body was found in bushes a few kilometres from her home in Bloedrivier, Riebeek West.
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