A Bangladeshi shopkeeper, 25, was lured from his brother's spaza-shop by a 'pretend-fight'outside the front-door - and then was brutally butchered on the sidewalk.
Volksblad daily journalist Marlene Jordaan writes on 2012-04-20 that the Bangladeshi shopkeeper was slaughtered like an animal on the sidewalk - his intestines were hanging out as he bled to death on the filthy sidewalk, said a horrified witness.
The man had been lured from his shop - usually the owners of such township shops are safe behind barred windows - by a 'pretend-fight' by a group of black South African men. The gruesome incident occurred in the Mandela squatter camp in Tumahole township near Parys, Free State.
When the 25-year-old victim came outside the shop to chase the rowdy men away from the sidewalk, he was butchered said Constable Peter Kareli. The Bangledeshi shopkeeper had at least five deep knifewounds. The name of the victim has not yet been published but it is believed he was the brother of the owner of the spaza-shop. Police said they arrested two black men, 27 and 36, after 'obtaining information from the community'.
These two men had been spotted by many witnesses just before the 'armed robbery' - the shop was looted after the young man was slaughtered - and also seen fleeing afterwards.