The bodies of seven people – three women and four children – were discovered buried under a pile of sand in a bedroom of the house.
The children were aged between two and 11, police spokesperson Mavela Masondo said in a statement.
A woman and three children were found buried underneath the sand. Police proceeded to a back room in the same yard where three more bodies, two women and a child, were discovered, also buried beneath the sand, Masondo said.
Police are now investigating seven cases of murder. Police officers responded to a complaint from a community member on Monday after a resident reported a stench coming from the house.
A man alleged to have been staying with the deceased has since been taken in by police for questioning.
According to Masondo, police were searching for a second man who could “assist with the investigation”.
– News24 Wire