Malawian man murdered in South Africa

Malawian national has been brutally murdered at his room in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

The victim has been identified as AndersonTheu, 54, whose home village is in Inkosi Kampingo Siwande, Eswazini, Mzimba distrct.

Malawians, who spoke to Nyasa Times from South Africa on Monday when they went to view his body at Diepsloot mortuary, said Theu bled to death after he was subjected to a ‘barbaric’ knives attack.

He was repeatedly slashed before being left for dead during the suspected robbery.

“He was murdered in the most barbaric way, he was tortured to death,” said one Malawian who was a neighbour to Theu. She declined to have her name mentioned in the news.

“He was found by his fellow Malawian neighbour the next day in his room in a pool of his blood.”

The Malawi embassy officials could not comment and they were yet to provide consular assistance to the family.

Malawians described Theu as “a kind guy who would never, ever hurt anyone.”

His body is expected to be repatriated to Malawi next week Tuesday.

The deceased’s wife and children are in Mzimba but only one son is in South Africa.

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