Body of fifth homeless man found in Pretoria

The body of a fifth homeless man has been found dead in the streets of Pretoria on Wednesday. 
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The body of a fifth homeless man has been found  dead in the streets of Pretoria on Wednesday, police said.

Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said the man’s body was found on Wednesday morning at a bus terminal about 400 metres from Unisa main campus in Muckleneuk.

Peters said police could confirm that “at this point, all victims were male, middle-aged, homeless and killed during the night”.

Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has instructed a high-level task team to investigate the murders.

“Without sowing panic amongst our communities especially in the Muckleneuk area, we want to caution the public to be vigilant and be aware of this nocturnal prowler preying on the vulnerable.

“Ours, as the police, is to work around the clock and make sure that this madness is brought to end

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