Cape Town – Mpumalanga police have launched an investigation following the gruesome discovery of two burnt bodies on Monday evening.
The male bodies were discovered at a dumping site in Casteel, outside Acornhoek near Bushbuckridge.
According to a police statement, alongside the deceased were three carcasses of cattle.
“Police were alerted by a community member to the gruesome discovery and medical practitioners were summoned to the scene where both the male victims were declared dead,” said police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli.
Mdhluli said a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
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He added that police were looking for family members who could identify the men.
“Police have since launched an intensive investigation which will include tracing the owners of the cattle,” said Mdhluli.
Anyone with information should contact detective Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Digoro on 082-318-9925 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600-10111.
Mpumalanga police commissioner Lieutenant General, Semakaleng Daphney Manamela condemned the killings.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe