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The body of a man without some body parts was found at a field in Chiawelo, Soweto over the weekend. Photo by Stephens Molobi  ~ 

KASI residents are living in fear after waking up to a gruesome discovery of a man’s mutilated body on Saturday morning.

The man, found in an open field in Chiawelo, Soweto, on Saturday had missing body parts – his left thumb, right hand, eyes, left ear and tongue.

The body was discovered by Mmasefako Tiro (35) on her way to attend a funeral. She said: “I was walking through the field when I saw a man lying on the ground. I thought he was a drunk who had fallen asleep.”

But then she saw blood everywhere. She screamed and called out for help and people gathered.

The dead man appears to be in his late 40s is not known.

Constable John Serala of Moroka Police Station confirmed that a case of murder was opened and that there is a family that went to the mortuary to try and identify the body.

“Murder investigations are still underway,” said Serala.

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