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Elliotdale - A crowd has beaten a man to death in Ngoma, Elliotdale, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

Major Zamukulungisa Jozana said a woman was sleeping in her home on Sunday night when a man came to her door demanding money. The woman screamed and residents came to her aid.

They beat the man severely, then took him to a clinic, where he died.

Elliotdale police were investigating a case of murder. No one had been arrested by Monday afternoon. - Sapa