Police investigating chilling discovery of 20 coffins in Orange Grove

Police are investigating following the macabre discovery of around 20 coffins at a house in Orange Grove, Johannesburg at the weekend.

The property, believed to be a drug-den, was raided by local residents on Sunday.

Nickolaus Bauer speaks to Gauteng Police spokesperson Captian Kay Makhubela for the latest.

A group of about 50 people allegedly went into Orange Grove yesterday and tried to evict the people who are residing in certain houses and in one of the houses they found the coffins.

Captain Kay Makhubela, Spokesperson - SAPS

We have recovered the coffins but we haven't arrested anybody.

Captain Kay Makhubela, Spokesperson - SAPS

Some reports had claimed some of the coffins had been used and even contained bloodstains and traces of soil.

We don't know whether they are used but they look new and it appears they were kept in the house.

Captain Kay Makhubela, Spokesperson - SAPS

Makhubela says they are trying to determine who the coffins belong to.

Listen to the full interview below...


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