Five bodies discovered at the Eldorado Park believed to be cable thieves

 The Eldorado Park area remains tense after the discovery of five bodies on Wednesday along the Golden Highway. The bodies were discovered with gunshot wounds beside the Golden Highway on Wednesday near an informal settlement called Lapland.

 This incident follows an attack at the Pikitup dumping site nearby that left five security guards dead and two others injured.

Residents believe that the killing were linked to copper cable theft as one of the accused was found with a shovel. Gauteng Commissioner Elias Mawela said that he had received intelligence that the criminals behind the murder of the five people discovered in Lapland may be living in this informal settlement. He said that the murders seemed to have been committed as part of some kind of a turf war between gangs that steal copper cables and sell them.

A firearm was found on Thursday near the location where the bodies were discovered. No arrests have yet to be made.

by Everngelista Muza