Old Naledi police are investigating six suspects believed to be Batswana over the death of a 30-year-old man.
Old Naledi Station Commander, Superintendent Titus Molatlhwa, confirmed that the case was reported to them by a passerby from Tlokweng who alleged that there was a dead body along Notwane River.
“The passerby said there was a bad smell that made him check and he came upon signs of a dead human being,” explained Molatlhwa.
He said because it was night they went out and guarded the place.
The body was later taken for medical tests.
“The problem is that this man is a foreigner from Zimbabwe and he has no papers (travelling documents and permits) so the embassy wanted concrete documents to prove he is a foreigner but we did not have them,” said Molatlhwa.
He further said there are other people who claim to be his relative but they also have no papers.
Molatlhwa said a 26-year-old girl is helping them on the case.
“The girlfriend reported to Urban Police station that her boyfriend had been beaten by people who carried him away in a van,” said Molatlhwa.
He stated that the culprits were arrested the next day but they alleged that the Zimbabwean man had stolen their radio speakers.
“It is difficult to say the man was missing because he also did not have a fixed place to stay. That is why he could not also report the men who beat him because he had no papers.”