NC man killed by explosives in restricted SANDF training area

SANDF said the man had gone to collect livestock from a member of the community last week but failed to return.

FILE: A search party found his body next to his partially burned bakkie and the army has since confirmed he was killed by an explosive device. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A Northern Cape man who entered a restricted army combat training area has been killed by explosives.

SANDF on Thursday said the man had gone to collect livestock from a member of the community last week but failed to return.

A search party found his body next to his partially burned bakkie and the army has since confirmed he was killed by an explosive device.

Army spokesperson Mafi Mgobozi said: “Some of the ammunition cases are left behind. This may be the case that he came across one of these explosives.”