A 28-year-old man was found dead in an open veld at Ratanda township in Heidelberg, Ekurhuleni, yesterday morning.
Ratanda police said the man had bruises in the body and injuries on his head.
"He was found by a passer-by who notified the police," said Sergeant Cyril Khumalo.
Khumalo said a 24-year-old man was arrested late yesterday in connection with the killing.
He said police were looking for other suspects who are believed to be hiding somewhere in Villiers in the Free State.
Khumalo said the arrested man will appear in court soon.