Cape Town - Western Cape police are refuting the claims that bodies were discovered at a residence in I-Section in Lingelethu West last night.
This comes after a house allegedly belonging to the man accused of raping and killing 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana was set alight by angry residents in Khayelitsha, Tuesday night, some were claiming that bodies were discovered in the house.
Police spokesperson Andrè Traut said this rumour was circulated on social media following an incident where a residence has been torched by community members during a protest action.
Traut said their members were immediately deployed to the area to maintain law and to quell any form of violence.
"The identity of the owner of the residence which was destroyed by fire is not disclosed. We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the matter and arrests are yet to be effected," Traut said.