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Two murdered in Diepsloot

Angry residents marched to the local police station after two bodies were found in the area.

FILE. Angry residents marched to the local police station after two bodies were found in the area. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Police in Diepsloot they are investigating cases of murder after two men were found dead.

The bodies were found during the early hours of Wednesday morning in two different parts of the township.

A motive for the killings is not yet known and police are still investigating if the two are linked in anyway.

The victim in Extension 1 had stab wounds to the head while the victim in Extension 2 was shot to death.

Meanwhile, residents marched to the local police station after suspected nyaope dealers were handed over to the authorities. The group believed that the people who had handed over the suspected criminals were themselves arrested.

This turned out to be untrue, but a number of community members tried to protest near William Nicol Drive nonetheless.

Police spokesman Warrant Officer Daniel Mavimbela says the crowd dispersed after a community meeting was held on Wednesday night.

"Members of the community suspected that the murders could be as a result of substance abuse, especially nyaope. They then went and apprehended one of the people whom they believed was dealing in nyaope there."