Nigerian national burnt to death in Rustenburg, South Africa

A Nigerian foreign national has been burnt to death in Rustenburg in North West. Police spokesperson Sergeant Ofentse Mokgadi says the incident is not related to the violent protests which erupted in the province on Wednesday.

He says two vehicles were set alight in two separate incidents by a group of unknown people. Mokgadi says no one has been arrested and police are investigating.

“We can confirm that in two separate incidents, two vehicles were burnt by unknown suspects. In one of the incidents a man sustained serious burn wound injuries after being set alight. He later died in hospital. At this stage a motive is unknown and police are still investigating.”


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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