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Cops probe murder of disabled man in North West

The man's 26-year-old brother has been arrested in connection with the crime.

FILE: The suspect is expected to appear in the Vryburg Magistrates Court this afternoon. Picture: Saps.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating the murder of a disabled 56-year-old man who was apparently sjamboked to death in the North West.

The man's 26-year-old brother has been arrested in connection with the crime.

The victim, who was wheelchair bound, was reportedly locked up in a house in Vryburg for over a week, and left without food.

The police's Sabata Mokgwabone says the suspect is expected to appear in the Vryburg Magistrates Court this afternoon.

"He was allegedly assaulted with a sjambok until he was unconscious and was taken to hospital and died on arrival. A case was opened with the police and the suspect was arrested."

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