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Manhunt after alleged PE gangster brutally assaulted and necklaced

Oct 22, 2018
Manhunt after alleged PE gangster brutally assaulted and necklaced

The Provincial Organised Crime Investigation Unit in Port Elizabeth is on the hunt for suspects, who allegedly beat and set alight a 28-year-old man from Ziazama Street in Kwanoxolo.

"It is alleged that on Sunday, at about 07:20, the body of Elrico Tiervleir was found in an open park between Canada and Freeze streets in Kwanoxolo," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"According to police information, Elrico Tiervlei left home at 06:00 and his burned body was found later lying on a cement slab in the park."

Elrico Tiervleir was a gang member

She said that a tyre was placed around his neck.

"It is believed that the deceased belonged to the Hondekoppe gang. His partially burned body was identified by his tattoos."

Col Naidu said that preliminary reports indicate that he was taken to the park by unknown men and assaulted with bricks and then set alight.

"The suspects are unknown at this stage and police is appealing to the community to assist with any information that may lead to the arrests of the suspects," she added.

"The motive for the brutal murder is also unknown.

"A case of murder is under investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Lt Col Mike Grobler on 082 442 1825.

"All information supplied is strictly confidential."

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