Mom wants answers after sons' brutal deaths

2014-12-12 09:38
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Cape Town - Two of the six young men whose bound and battered bodies were found on a farm in Kraaifontein, Cape Town, this week were brothers - and their mother had already lost a son last year.

Sakhele, 24, and Sandisile Ngxabela, 21 lived with their mother in Wallacedene informal settlement, reports the Cape Argus.

Their mother, Nofomile Ngxabela, lives in a small shack and says she doesn’t know how she will look after her grandchildren.

The brothers had been so badly wounded that their mother had to identify them by their torsos and arms.

This was similar to the case of Lizo Barnes, whose brother-in-law could only identify him by a tattoo on his neck.

All six were said to be friends.

Police are keeping mum on possible motives for the attack but locals say the men could have been victims of a vigilante attack, reports the Times.

Ngxabela told the Argus she had heard about a man who had come looking for her sons, accusing them of stealing from him. This was similar to what another family member of another victim said.

Those accused of the theft got together on Tuesday and decided to talk to the man, Ngxabela said. On Wednesday morning their bodies were found on the farm.

A task team comprised of senior leadership at the local police station, as well as senior detectives, was set up to investigate the matter further, Sapa reported on Thursday.

Western Cape provincial commissioner Arno Lamoer said they hoped to identify the culprits urgently and were offering a R250 000 reward for information leading to arrest and successful prosecution.

"We will work until we finalise this case and make sure everything is done."

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