The body of an unidentified man with his abdomen ripped open was discovered along Gopalall Hurbans Road in Tongaat this morning.

At approximately 07:50 two woman arrived at Reaction Unit South Africa’s Operations Centre in Tongaat and reported a man lying in the ground outside Tongaat Secondary School. Upon arrival Reaction Officers found Tongaat SAPS in attendance.

The deceased’s abdomen was ripped open exposing his interstines. He had suffered excessive blood loss. A blood trail measuring approximately 15 metres was found leading from the body to the main road. The motive for the murder is believed to be robbery as the pockets on the victim’s pants were turned inside out. This has not been confirmed. His shoes were also missing.

Police are investigating further.