Secunda - A foreigner has been beaten to death by a group of men in Secunda, Mpumalanga police said on Monday.

The 30-year-old Ethiopian was attacked at his place of work on Saturday by a group of men who forced him into a taxi, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said in a statement.

“The group attacked him with sticks and sjamboks... The men forced him into their kombi and drove with him to the taxi rank in Secunda,” Mohlala said.

They apparently accused the man of raping the six-year-old daughter of one of the men.

“Upon arrival at the taxi rank, they continued to assault the victim until he was unconscious... The victim sustained serious injuries.”

He was taken to hospital and died of his injuries on Sunday. No arrests had been made by Monday afternoon.

Sapa