City of Cape Town authorities said that four men were caught red-handed at Strandfontein beach on Tuesday morning with the bodies of three men who had been shot and stabbed.
The City’s Law Enforcement Marine Unit had been patrolling along Lukannon Drive at around 7 am when a vehicle on the beach in the Bay View area opposite Nautilus Road caught their eye during the coronavirus lockdown.
After monitoring the vehicle, Law Enforcement decided to approach the vehicle. While doing a search they found three bodies covered in blankets inside the vehicle.
They suspect the men were planning on dumping the bodies in the sea.
Law Enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said that stretch of the coastline is well known for body dumping.
Police spokesperson, Brigadier Novela Potelwa, said officers had spotted the light silver delivery vehicle parked on the Strandfontein beach dunes.
Potelwa said the bodies, wrapped in blankets had gunshot and stab wounds.
The four men in the vehicle – aged between 26 and 54 – were all arrested.
Police have also set up a second scene for investigators at a house in Da Gama Street, in Forest Glade, Eerste River, following information that this was where the men may have been murdered.
“Police are still following further information linked to the discovery of the bodies,” said Potelwa.
“The motive for the murders will be determined as the triple murder investigation unfolds.”