Singer Zahara's brother murdered

The local singer’s brother and a friend were found dead on the banks of a river in the E Cape.

South African singer Zahara.

JOHANNESBURG - Eastern Cape police have launched an investigation after the brother of local singer Zahara and his friend were shot dead outside East London.

Twenty-five-year-old Mbuyiseli Mkutukana and 35-year-old Thanduxolo Zuman were found with multiple gunshot wounds on the banks of a river in the Next Camp township on Sunday.

East London police spokesman Colonel Mtati Tana says no arrests have been made.

"Two men, aged 25 and 35, were shot and killed next to a river. We are looking for three suspects. Police are following leads. As soon as we've arrested one suspect we'll determine the motive."