Five men found murdered

2018-04-20 06:00

COMMUNITIES were left in shock after five men were found dead next to a dam in the Ketekete village in Mount Fletcher.

According to police the men were found dumped naked near the dam on Monday morning.

Eastern Cape SAPS spokesperson, Khata Tonjeni said it is suspected that the men were assaulted and shot before being dumped next to the dam with their bodies tied to a rope.

“Police have opened five cases of murder and are currently investigating. We are pleading with anyone with information regarding the murders to contact their nearest police station. All information will be treated in the most confidential regard”, said Tonjeni.

Tonjeni said police were still trying to contact the next of kins of the deceased to identify them. Community members have alleged that the murders might be connected to stock theft as this was a recurring concern in the area.

Tonjeni said police would not speculate on the cause of the murders as this was part of their investigation and encouraged the public to also refrain from doing so.

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