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WC police investigate double murder

The bodies of two men were discovered in Gugulethu, both with multiple stab wounds.

FILE: Police found the bodies in a canal in Kanana. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police are investigating a double murder after the bodies of two unidentified men were discovered in a canal in Kanana in Gugulethu this morning.

Both had several stab wounds.

Police are also investigating another murder in the Philippi area where the body of a 31-year-old man was found this morning also with multiple stab wounds.

The police's Frederick van Wyk says the case is under investigation.

The police's crime statistics released last month show 17,068 murders were recorded in the 2013/2014 year, up from 16,259 in 2012/2013 - that's a 5 percent increase. 17,068 cases translate into close to 47 murders a day, or just under two murders every hour.