South Africa 19.5.2014 07:44 am

Teens appear for Soweto girls’ murder

FILE PICTURE: One of the two teenagers, accused of the murder of two schoolgirls, is seen covered with a blanket as he is escorted after appearing in the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto on Friday, 21 February 2014. Picture: SAPA

FILE PICTURE: One of the two teenagers, accused of the murder of two schoolgirls, is seen covered with a blanket as he is escorted after appearing in the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto on Friday, 21 February 2014. Picture: SAPA

Two teenage boys charged with murdering two Soweto schoolgirls are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

After the last court proceedings on May 15, one of the teenagers was sent to Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital for mental observation.

The boys, who cannot be named because they are minors, were arrested in connection with the murders of Thandeka Moganetsi, 15, and Chwayita Rathazayo, 16. The girls were found dead in a field in Dobsonville, Soweto, in February.

They were both wearing George Khoza Secondary School uniforms and had cuts on their hands and necks. Three black candles and two razor blades were found at the scene, leading to speculation that the murders were related to a satanic ritual.

– Sapa

 

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