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He said the police were alerted to the body by a recycler who was scavenging for scraps in the area.
“The victim was found behind a heap of rubble near the dumping site in Nellmapius Extension 24. He was wearing only a red T-shirt,” said Mbewe.
The police are appealing for information that may assist the investigation.
He also advised residents to avoid isolated areas, especially after dark.
Residents with information must contact Crime Stop on 08600-10111 or the Mamelodi East police on 012-815-7080.
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