This is according to a statement that was issued by the provincial police.
The men, who made their first appearance at the court last week Wednesday, were arrested after they allegedly assaulted three men, who they allegedly caught trying to steal maize at a farm in Kroonstad.
The suspects allegedly assaulted the victims with sticks and sjamboks and also kicked and choked them.
Two of the suspects are recovering, while the third one was reportedly found dead.
Two of the victims are currently hospitalised, recovering from their injuries, while the third suspect, who police have identified as Meshack Rakaki (31) was found dead in the grass next to the Kroonstad/Viljoenskroon Road.
The suspects, Cornelius Gideon Keller (26), Toko Jonas Molise (21), Paballo Maselesele (23), Abraham Hlalele (24) and Tiisetso Maseli (25) all remain in custody until their next court appearance on 29 May 2019 for bail application.
Meanwhile, the Cluster Commander of Kroonstad, Brigadier Mapuleng Mbeloane, applauded the members for their swift action and thorough investigation in connecting the cases and ensuring that those responsible are brought to book.