By Augustine Ehikioya
Following a tip off, Police officials in South Africa have recovered six corpses in Bosmont and New Canada within the Johannesburg District.
The dead persons, who were suspected to be illegal miners, had gunshot wounds.
A statement issued by Brigadier Brenda Muridili of the South African Police Service, Office of the Provincial Commissioner, Gauteng, has revealed this. It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) on Wednesday.
It said “Police were alerted about the bodies that were lying in an open veld next to the N1 freeway in Bosmont and New Canada, Johannesburg District.
“Police proceeded to the scene and upon searching the area, a total of six bodies with gunshot wounds were found.
“The motive for the shooting cannot be confirmed at this stage although the victims are suspected to be illegal miners.
A Police investigation, according to the statement, is underway.
It further disclosed that the Provincial Commissioner of Police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has instructed the District of Johannesburg to mobilize all the necessary resources including K9 Unit and Forensic Services to comb the scene for evidence.