Man beaten to death with abandoned television set


A man, believed to be in his 30s, was beaten to death with an abandoned television set in Hazelmere, KwaZulu-Natal.

Residents contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) on Monday morning around 07:15. “They came across the man’s lifeless body on a footpath. The man suffered serious head wounds and several cuts on his face,” Rusa said in a statement.

Broken pieces of glass from the television set were found on the man’s face and around his body. The pieces of glass were stained with blood.

“According to residents, the television set has been lying next to the footpath for several months.”

The deceased was identified as a resident of Hazelmere. He was last seen at a local bar on Saturday evening.

“The motive for the murder is not yet known.”