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Kraaifontein murders: Mom suspects mob justice

Nofomile Nqxabele said her sons were wrongfully accused of robbing a bungalow in Wallacedene.

Nofomile Nqxabele, the mother of Sandisile and Sakhele Nqxabele, says she struggled to identify her two sons. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A mother of two of the six men found dead in Kraaifontein in the Western Cape says she suspects the murders are related to mob justice following a house burglary.

Six bodies were discovered in an open field in Joostenbergvlakte on Wednesday.

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

The men were aged between 18 and 36.

They had been stoned and stabbed and their hands and feet were bound.

Nofomile Nqxabele, the mother of Sandisile and Sakhele Nqxabele, says she struggled to identify her two sons.

Speaking through a translator, she said their faces were so badly beaten she almost didn't recognise them.

She said her sons were wrongfully accused of robbing a bungalow in Wallacedene and she suspects that is the reason for their murder.

Nqxabele said her sons were in the Eastern Cape for initiation at the time of the robbery.

She said her sons were good men who earned an honest living working as construction workers.

A reward of R250,000 has been offered to members of the public for information leading to any arrests.

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