902 A crime scene expert takes pictures of the scene on 7th street in Linden where 3 men tried to hijack a woman after a chase with the police that started in Robindale. 190208. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

Eastern Cape - A family of five was burnt alive in an open bakkie at the weekend while visiting a homestead in Mambalweni, Ntabankulu, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Sunday around 8pm, Colonel Sibongile Soci said.

The family was in the area to pay respects at a family member's grave.

Soci said the same family was attacked in the same area in May 2013 and had their house burnt down. They then moved to a different village.

No arrests had been made, Soci said. - Sapa