Bullet-riddled bodies found in KwaDwesi

The bodies of two men riddled with gunshot wounds, some thought to be from a high-calibre rifle, were found in a field near the Nkandla settlement on the outskirts of Joe Slovo in KwaDwesi, Port Elizabeth, yesterday.

Officials said the murder scene was gruesome and they suspected it could be linked to an execution-style murder.

While the identities of the men remains unknown, they are believed to be about 25 years old.

The bodies were found about 5m apart, a short distance from a gravel road.

Police are unsure if the bodies were dumped there or if the men were killed in the field.

Police spokesman Constable Mncedi Mbombo said both men had died from gunshots.

“Nothing appeared to be missing from the victims. The motive is unknown,” he said.

By late afternoon, police were still on the scene. No bullet casings were found.

Nelson Mandela Bay EMS operations manager Ashwell Botha said it appeared the men had been dead for several hours.

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