South Africa murder: 4 men found burned alive and 2 others hanged, police say

The 4 males who burned to death were found on Wednesday night in a field in the province’s Girl Frere town, while the 2 other males were discovered awaited a forest in Maqhashu Administrative Location, a spokesperson for the South African Cops Service (SAPS) in Eastern Cape informed CNN.

“On Wednesday night, our members were alerted to this particular incident by a member of the community, who reported that four young men in their 20s have been burned alive in an open field in Lady Frere,” stated Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana.

“The SAPS members responded to the call and immediately rushed to the crime scene where they found the deceased lying bent on the ground. While the detectives were busy working and processing the crime scene, another report came through that two more bodies of young men were found hanged in a nearby forest in an administrative area known as Maqhashu,” Kinana included.

The local cops spokesperson included that a seventh victim of the violent attack, who was hospitalized after sustaining extreme injuries, likewise passed away.

“This means that the number of the deceased has now risen to seven — all of them South Africans, and in their 20s,” Kinana informed CNN, including that the intention for the killing was unidentified.

“We have not made any arrests at this stage. However, we have opened seven cases of murder for investigation,” the cops spokesperson stated.

The Eastern Cape, considered South Africa’s poorest province with almost 1 million rural individuals without tasks, has actually seen a rise in murder rate and other violent criminal offenses, according to data by regional cops.

Girl Frere, a village in the province, has actually remained in the news just recently for other unusual murders.

In February, regional media reported that local cops were penetrating the possible presence of a presumed “serial killer on the loose” after 3 females and a guy were discovered fatally stabbed inside their houses in Girl Frere. Little was become aware of the result of the examination.

Cops prompted citizens with details on the current attack to come forward.

“We’ll treat any information received with strict confidentiality,” Kinana informed CNN.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.