Cape Town - Three men died after they were set alight with tyres in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.
Warrant Officer November Filander said the men were found near the Nkanini railway line in the Harare area on Monday night, surrounded by a large crowd.
"The community alleged that they were responsible for a spate of housebreakings in the Nkanini area."
Two men died on the scene while the third man died later in hospital. No arrests were made and murder dockets were opened.