The body of an unidentified man in his early 30s has been found next to the R23 road between Balfour and Standerton, Mpumalanga police said on Friday.

“The body was found with multiple stab wounds... it was discovered yesterday (Thursday) at 7am in the morning,” said Greylingstad police investigator Detective Constable Brian Jones.

He said no weapon was found on the scene and the motive for the killing was not known.

The man had no wallet, wristwatch or any identification on him.

“This guy was dressed in greyish trousers, a blue-striped long sleeved shirt and black shoes. He had short blond hair and blue eyes.”

It was thought the man was killed in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Jones urged anyone with information about the man's identity, or the circumstances around his murder, to contact him on 071-182-6946. - Sapa