He whispered: “Don’t take me to hospital… take me to my bedroom so I can pray and die in peace…”
Villagers carried Pastor Isaac Maswanyi (40) of St John’s Church of Mafamibisa, near Naas, Mpumalanga, to his house.
People who waited outside his locked bedroom door heard him praying… then there was
silence. He was found dead the next day.
Community leader Enoch Manyisa (48) said Maswanyi was found by a 13-year-old boy on the side of the road near his house on Friday night.
“He said he was kidnapped by two men driving a black double- cab bakkie. They stopped along the road and dragged him out of the car. He was severely sjambokked before being dumped next to his house,” Enoch said.
Colonel Leonard Hlathi said cops received a call to say a man was found dead in his house and were investigating.