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Special team to probe Kraaifontein murders

A passer-by alerted police after discovering the six bodies just off Lucullus Street on Wednesday.

Police tape on the scene where six male bodies were found dumped on 10 December 2014. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police on Thursday set up a special task team to investigate the murders of six men whose bodies were found in Kraaifontein.

A passer-by alerted police after discovering the bodies just off Lucullus Street on Wednesday.

The men were aged between 18 and 36.

Their hands and feet were bound and they were allegedly stoned and stabbed to death.

Briefing the media a short while ago, Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer said four of the six bodies had been identified.

All the men lived in the Wallacedene area.

A reward of R250,000 was offered to people with any information leading to any arrests.

At the same time, a Kraaifontein resident says a house break-in took place just hours before six men were found murdered.

Farmer Gerhard Paulse says while he's not sure of the motive behind the attack, he can confirm a housebreaking in the area.

"A person feels shocked when things like this happen so close to you."

He added this was a relatively quiet area and what took place was a rare occurrence.

Lamoer earlier said he couldn't speculate on whether the attack was linked to vigilantism.

The chair of the Kraaifontein Community Policing Forum (CPF) says several families came forward to report missing relatives following the news.

CPF chairperson Giovanni Pasquallie labelled the killings a carefully orchestrated crime.

No arrests have yet been made.

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