Johannesburg – Four bodies of illegal miners were found by security guards at a gold mine in Benoni on Saturday, Gauteng police said.

Security guards found several cartridges near the bodies at 9am, Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said.

The motive for the murder was not known at this stage, Dlamini said.

Police were investigating a murder case. No arrests had been made.

The bodies have not been identified.– Sapa