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2 Arrested for Vlakfontein murders

Two men have been arrested for the murder of seven people in Vlakfontein south of Johannesburg.

The back room where three of seven bodies were found in a home in Vlakfontein. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Two men have been arrested for the murders of seven people in Vlakfontein south of Johannesburg.

Police have confirmed the arrests.

The bodies of four children and three women all from the same family were discovered buried under a pile of sand a week ago at their home.

Circumstances surrounding the murders remain unclear.

The police's Mavela Masondo says the pair will appear at the Lenasia Magistrates Court tomorrow.

“A 27-year-old male was arrested and he had 2 bank cards belonging to two of the deceased. A second suspect was also arrested.”

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