BOY Mashile (56) of Clare Village outside Hluvukani in Greater Manyeleti in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga told his family of his death several times.
And two weeks ago he disappeared mysteriously, after telling his family and villagers that killers wanted him dead.
A cop search was held at relatives, friends, the mortuary and bushes, but was unsuccessful. Worried aunt Sinah Mashile (63) said: “A few months ago, Boy came home running half-naked and bleeding from injuries. He told everyone in the village a man and his friends known to us tried to bundle him into the car on his way home from drinking in Ludlow, but he managed to slip out and ran away for his life.
“He had cut wounds in the head and his body. So we believe he was killed elsewhere before his killers dumped him in the bushes. He had tar all over his body a few metres from the Manyeleti tarred road. So his killers must be brought to book and face the mighty hand of the law.”