A Zimbabwean has been chopped to death in Limpopo, South Africa. His assailant was also murdered barely a few minutes later by the community, which pounced on him.

South African Police Services (Saps) spokesman for Limpopo, Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said police were investigating the double murder of the Zimbabwean and his assailant, both whose identities were yet to be released.

“It is alleged that last night (2017-10-06) at about 11:50pm the two men were fighting until one of them aged 27 originally from Zimbabwe ran away to his shack,” Ngoepe said.

“The suspect followed him and chopped him to death with a sharp instrument in front of his shack and then ran away to his shack.

“Following this incident, the local community mobilised themselves, followed the suspect and assaulted him to death at his shack.”