A man has been beaten to death and set alight in Kalksteenfontein, Bishop Lavis.

The body of the deceased was found lying on the ground, on Sunday.

The police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Pojie says the motive of the attack has yet to be determined.

Bishop Lavis Saps has opened a Murder docket for further investigation following the discovery of an adult male who was killed and burned beyond recognition in Kalksteenfontein earlier today at about 07:40.  Preliminary information reveals that Saps members were dispatched to Kalksteenfontein following reports of a murder. Upon arrival, the members found the unrecognised body with two knives and a stone, believed to be the murder weapons, on the scene. The motive as well as the circumstances surrounding the incident form part of ongoing investigation”.