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South African pelted with oranges, dies

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Updated: 8/25 8:47 am

A farmworker in South Africa died after being pelted to death with oranges. Banto Chauke, 38, got into an argument with two of his colleagues on a farm near Tzaneen in the northern Limpopo province.

Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said two of the men armed themselves with oranges and began throwing them at Chauke. Both men have been arrested over the incident, and they are due to appear in court.

Ngoepe explains, "Babanto Chauke, 38, and two men had a quarrel. The two allegedly started throwing loose oranges at him until he died. The paramedics found that the man was dead when they arrived on the scene. He had been hit very badly by oranges."

A post mortem examination is to be carried out in order to establish the cause of death.

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