A man was stabbed more than 30 times and left on the streets to die in the veld at Braamfischerville, west of Johannesburg on Saturday morning.
He was found in a critical condition by a passing by resident near Cemetery Road who immediately called an ambulance, spokesperson Chitra Bodasing Harduth said in a statement.
The man appeared to be in his 20s or 30s and the stab wounds were all over his body.
He was treated on the scene and taken to hospital for further treatment.
Further details of the stabbing were not immediately known, but police would investigate.