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Two more people killed at Glebelands Hostel

On Sunday, a body was found in the hostel and on Saturday a man was fatally attacked at a tavern.

The Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi outside Durban in November 2015. Picture: Gallo Images/Daily Dispatch/Sino Majangaza

JOHANNESBURG – Two more people have been killed at the notorious Glebelands Hostel in KwaZulu-Natal in two separate incidents over the weekend.

On Sunday, a body was found in the hostel and on Saturday a man was fatally attacked at a tavern.

Glebelands has been linked to at least a hundred murders in the province and has been described to the Moerane Commission investigating political killings as a "home for hitmen."

The police's Thembeka Mbhele says: “It’s unknown whether the incidents are related and it’s subject to further investigation. We’re in very early stages of investigation, so we can’t tell the motive but the police are investigating.”

The police are investigating the circumstances around the two deaths to see whether they could be linked.

Three men including a cop are standing trail for some of the many murders linked to the hostel.

Mbhele adds: “The police are there working to investigate the matter and they worked until early hours of the morning.”