Police have launched a manhunt for a man they believe could have more information on the murders of seven people in Vlakfontein.
The bodies were found at a house in Vlakfontein south of Johannesburg on Tuesday, reports Rising Sun Lenasia.
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According to police, a man identified as Ernest Khoza who lived on the property where the bodies were found is alleged to have disappeared shortly after the gruesome discovery.
Officers responded to a complaint from a community member after a resident reported a stench coming from the house.
According to police, officers found a pile of sand in the bedroom where a woman and three children were found buried underneath the sand.
“Police proceeded to a backroom in the same yard where three more bodies, two female adults and a child, were discovered, and also buried beneath sand,” said the Police’s Mavela Masondo.
Seven cases of murder are being investigated.