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Five held for setting man alight

Crime & Courts

Five people have been arrested for burning a 23-year-old man to death in the Wakeni village near Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

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Captain Jackson Manatha said the five men, aged between 25 and 27, allegedly torched a bakkie on Saturday with the man still inside.

It was later established that the bakkie was stolen from another village.

In a separate incident, a 35-year-old man was found near Butterworth with multiple wounds to his body.

Manatha said a case of murder was being investigated. - Sapa

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