National 10.8.2016 05:34 pm

Two children found dead in unused building

The suspect was arrested late on Monday afternoon and will be charged with murder.

The Gauteng police arrested a 40-year-old man after the discovery of two children’s bodies in an unused building in Germiston, Gauteng, on Monday, Germiston City News reports.

The two cousins, both eight years old, were reported missing at Germiston Police Station on Sunday night.

It is unclear how the children died, but it is believed that both children had suffered head injuries.

The suspect was arrested late on Monday afternoon and will be charged with murder. The possibility of additional charges cannot be ruled out at this stage.

The bodies of the boy and girl were found covered up in an unused building a few kilometres away from where they disappeared.

The police are appealing to communities to work hand-in-hand with them in the fight against crime.

Gauteng provincial commissioner Lieutenant-General Deliwe de Lange praised the members for the swift arrest and quick discovery of the two bodies.

“This is a very difficult and painful time for the families.

“However, we appreciate their cooperation in finding these children as soon as possible.

“Without their assistance and that of the community of Germiston, we would not have been able to make such a quick breakthrough.

“Also, we are grateful for the assistance we received from the community as well.”

The suspect was expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Caxton News Service

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