The victims, aged 27 and 29, were part of a group of 11 men who were allegedly found stealing scaffolding early in the morning.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the 11 men severely beaten by the mob, and the scaffolding had been loaded on to a bakkie belonging to one of the men.
Police took the suspects to the police station, where one of them died on arrival.
Six of the men were taken to hospital for treatment, where one of them succumbed to his injuries and died shortly after arrival.
Four remain in police custody and will appear in the Tembisa Magistrates’ Court to face charges of theft.
No arrests have been made yet for the mob attack.