Two men were found shot dead, execution style, near the railway in Vryheid East (on the Melmoth Road side) on Saturday morning.
A man who was walking along the area at around 10am on Saturday, discovered the two bodies.
The man contacted the police who went out to the area and found the bodies of both men on a gravel road.
The two were later identified as Lucky Yaka and Lindokuhle Sangweni from the New Stands area in Bhekuzulu.
Lucky had a wound to his head and another to his shoulder. Lindokuhle was shot four times behind the left ear.
It is believed that a 9mm pistol was used. Live rounds, three projectiles and two cigarette butts were found on the scene.
The motive for the murders is currently unknown.
The SAPS also do not believe that this was a robbery as both men still had their possessions with them.
After doing some investigation, it was found that the two had been last spotted at around 9.30pm on Friday evening and they had claimed to be off to rest for the night.
That was the last time they were seen alive.
Two murder cases have been opened
No arrests have been made yet and community members who might have any information that could lead to arrests is requested to contact Warrant Officer Jethro Khumalo on 083 952 4545 (all will be treated confidentially)
SAPS Spokesperson Thulani Zwane is also urging anyone who might have information to come forward.
“The motive for the killing is still unknown at this stage. We are investigating and appealing to anyone who might have information regarding this incident to come forward and give us information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects,” he said.