Police are hunting for killers after five bodies of people were found dumped in Delft on Monday morning 02 January.
It is alleged that the deceased men between 25 and 36 broke into a house and stole a cell phone.
Angry residents managed to catch the alleged thieves and beat them to a pulp before setting their bodies alight. A source close to the incident told Ezitshisayo that the deceased had terrorised kasi. Their bodies were found at a bushy area in Delft.
“It is not the first time when the same group has been accused of stealing. People are sick and tired that is why they beat these people and kill them. Many people are happy that they are dead,” she said.
Andre Traut, police spokesman in Western Cape said no one has been arrested in connection to the murders.
“It is alleged that the community accused the victims aged between 25 and 36 of breaking into a house in the area and stealing a cellular telephone. They were caught, beaten and set alight. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation and arrests are yet to be made. Vigilantism is condemned in the strongest possible terms and those who take the law into their own hands will be pursued and prosecuted as criminals,” said Traut.