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CAPE TOWN - Cape Town police have arrested five men and one woman who were allegedly part of a group of people who murdered two robbery suspects in a case of mob justice.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut said the murders happened in Makhaza in Khayelitsha on Sunday, August 5.

"The two victims, who were allegedly accused of a housebreaking by a group of people in Emsindweni, were assaulted and set alight at about 3pm," he said. 

He said the men were arrested on Wednesday night during a "tracing operation". 

A 43-year-old woman and five men, aged between 24 and 43, will appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court soon. 

Traut said more suspects are still being sought. 

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African News Agency (ANA)