JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) _ Two more men have been arrested in connection with the death of one of Winnie Mandela's bodyguards, police said Monday.

The arrests bring to at least five the number of suspects held for the stabbing death of Maxwell Madondo, 19, whose body was found last month in the sprawling Soweto township outside Johannesburg.

Madondo was a member of a group of youths who served as unofficial bodyguards for the wife of imprisoned African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela. They are known as the Mandela United soccer club.

Police spokesman Ruben Bloomberg did not disclose the names of the two men arrested, but said they would appear in court soon.

Former Mandela United member Andrew Ekaneng already has been charged with Madondo's murder.

His death is one of four killings this year directly or indirectly linked to Mrs. Mandela or her bodyguards.

Anti-apartheid leaders have accused the bodyguards of waging a ''reign of terror'' in Soweto, and have renounced Mrs. Mandela. They stress they still support Mandela, the country's best known black leader.

Mrs. Mandela has denied any wrongdoing, but has not given a full account of her role in the controversy.