2 unidentified bodies found in Mpumalanga

Johannesburg - Two murder cases have been opened after the bodies of two men were found in Nelspruit and Secunda, Mpumalanga police said on Wednesday.

A partially burnt and decomposed body was found in a drain on Sunday at Vaalbank, Sergeant Gerald Sedibe said.

A second body was found with bruises on the upper extremities and face near Embalenhle, Secunda, on Tuesday.

Neither of the victims had been identified yet and the motive behind the killings was not known. 

Police urged anyone able to assist in the identification of the bodies to come forward. 

For the Vaalbank incident, Captain Nixon Matlou can be contacted on 082 303 9919/ 013 973 9108, and Lieutenant Colonel Dumisani Majola at 082 579 0497 for the Embalenhle case.

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