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Johannesburg - No arrests had been made by Friday afternoon after a man was stoned to death in Florida on the West Rand, police said.
Captain Lydia Mtila-Dikolomela said the murder investigation was continuing.
The man, 23, was talking on a cellphone while driving with the vehicle's window down on Wednesday night.
Mtila-Dikolomela said someone snatched the phone. It was not clear whether this happened at a traffic light.
The man apparently stopped his car and chased after the robber, while his woman passenger alerted the police.
The passenger saw two other men following the man as he was chasing the one who took the phone.
The man was later found lying on the side of the road, half-naked. Stones were strewn around his body, and some were on his body.
Clothing stripped from his body was found near him. The man was declared dead on the scene.
A cellphone believed to belong to one of the assailants was found on the scene. - Sapa