Mob justice could be behind Kraaifontein killings

Police are offering a reward of R250,000 for any information which will lead to a successful arrest.

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

CAPE TOWN - The Kraafontein Community Policing Forum (CPF) says six people who were found murdered in the area may have been the victims of mob justice.

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

The men were aged between 18 and 36.

The deceased's hands and feet had been bound and they had been beaten and stabbed to death.

Western Cape Police Commissioner, Arno Lamoer, says four of the six corpses have been identified by their families.

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

While police remain mum on matters around the motive behind half dozen murders, CPF chairperson, Giovanni Pasquallie, says the incident has the marks of kangaroo court-style killing.

"Some of the rumours, if you look at the modus operandi, these are bundu court-style killings and of kangaroo style-killings."

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 the six men were found murdered.

Police say a special task team has been deployed to find the culprits and bring them to book.

No arrests have yet been made