South Africans were horrified after a video went viral which showed Thoriso Themane's beaten body dragged by a group of people.
To make matters worse, it had since been revealed his allegedly murders are all high school pupils.
This led to South Africans taking to social media to cry for the country under the hashtag #CryOurBelovedMzansi.
In the emotional posts, social media users shared everything that broke their hearts and concerned them about the current state the country is in.
So, Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the heartbreaking #CryOurBelovedMzansi posts that touched the hearts of other South Africans.
Social media user, @TT_Kgopa, commented: "The random bittering crimes and brutal killings might not have happened to you but we all affected and who knows how safe are our children on the streets.Something needs to be we are tired of crying or should we just continue ....#CryOurBelovedMzansi."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported Themane's dad opened up about his last moments in an emotional interview.
The heartbroken dad was asked if he had a message for his deceased son, to which he answered: "I'm sorry for bringing you into this vicious world."
Mr Themane went on to explain the last time he saw his son alive and how they found out about the devastating news.
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