Cops hunt for 'religious killing' suspect

Officials are following all leads to track down a man responsible for killing Mohammed Fayaaz Kazi.

Mohammed Fayaaz Kazi. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are following all leads to track down one of the men who allegedly beat a Muslim man to death in Magaliesburg on Gauteng's West Rand.

On Monday, 27-year-old Mohammed Fayaaz Kazi and a friend went to a Chicken Licken outlet where they were attacked.

It is understood the fight was sparked by racist and anti-Islamist comments about Kazi's beard.

The police's Neville Malila said police are searching for 33-year-old man from Rustenburg.

"We are still looking for the suspect and investigators are currently continuing to get statements from other witnesses."