Seven bodies found under KwaMashu bridge in suspected act of vigilantism
Dead men, believed to be in their 30s, suspected of criminality in the area
Seven bodies with gunshot wounds to the head and body were found in a row under a bridge in KwaMashu, north of Durban.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker said KwaMashu police received information that the men, who had been attacked and shot, had been found under a railway bridge at the corner of Malandela Road and M25 off ramp at 11pm on Monday.
“All seven deceased, who were in their 30s, were found lying next to a pillar of the railway bridge and in a straight line with gunshot wounds to the head and body. Police found 18 9mm spent cartridges at the crime scene,” he said.
Naicker said information taken at the crime scene was that the men lived under the railway bridge and were involved in criminality in the area.
“At this stage the motive is suspected to be vigilantism. The case docket has been allocated to detectives from the provincial organised crime unit and they are confident they will be able to make a breakthrough.”
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