A friend of the deceased told www.mobserver.co.za how he and a friend met with prospective car buyers in Walter Sisulu Street on Friday afternoon.
Three men driving a white BMW arrived, got out of the vehicle and repeatedly stabbed the deceased before they fled the scene.
His friend, who asked to remain anonymous, was also injured but survived the attack.
The deceased, believed to be in his mid-thirties, was rushed to hospital where he later died.
Captain Kanyisile Zwane, Middelburg Police Spokesperson, confirmed the incident and said they are investigating a charge of murder. She said they are currently busy obtaining information from the witnesses.
The deceased is known as Harry. His surname is not known at this stage.
Want breaking news on the go?
• Save our standby number (072 248 3855) and send us a WhatsApp message with the words “Add me” to be added to our broadcast list.
• Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
• Click on the link to subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter via email.
Have a news tip?
Contact our news room on our 24 hr standby number 072 248 3855, or send a mail to our editor firstname.lastname@example.org