Strangulation confirmed in Diepsloot postmortem

2013-10-17 11:45

The postmortem on one of the murdered Diepsloot toddlers has revealed that she was strangled.

The police’s Major General Oswald Reddy confirmed this to City Press.

He said: “The (results of the) second postmortem is expected later this afternoon.”

Last month, Anelisa Mkhondo (5) was also raped and strangled in the same area. Her body was found under a heap of rubbish about 300m away from where the bodies of cousins Yonalisa and Zandile Mali were found stashed in the communal toilets on Tuesday morning, three days after they had disappeared.

Mkhondo’s killer was never found. A man was taken in by the police for questioning but he was later released because he could not be linked to the crime.

Reddy said: “We are not ruling out the possibility that there could be a serial killer in the area but more will be revealed as the investigation continues.”

He did not want to comment on whether the likelihood that a serial killer is on the loose in Diepsloot would increase if the second postmortem also found that the toddler had been strangled.

“Let us wait for the second postmortem report,” he said.

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