Residents protest as toddler murder accused appear

2013-10-24 10:34
An identikit of one of the Diepsloot suspects. (SAPS)

An identikit of one of the Diepsloot suspects. (SAPS)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


Man confesses to Diepsloot murder

2013-10-22 08:06

The National prosecuting authority says the fifth suspect in the Diepsloot murder has confessed to the crime. WATCH

Pretoria - Hundreds of Diepsloot residents protested outside the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday where five men were to appear for the rape and murder of two toddlers.

Among them were supporters of Mamphela Ramphele's Agang SA who wore white party T-shirts. Some managed to get seats in the packed courtroom while others waited outside.

Two ANC Women's League members in their green and black attire were also among the early arrivals at the court.

Security guards manned both doors of the court.

The men were due to appear in court at 10:30.

Yonelisa Mali, 2, and her 3-year-old cousin Zandile Mali were found dead in a toilet cubicle last Tuesday.

Four men appeared in court on Friday on charges of rape, murder and kidnapping. The case was postponed for them to apply for Legal Aid.

On Monday, a fifth man, aged 29, appeared in court. He was arrested in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, on Friday after being on the run.

After the bodies of the children were discovered, angry Diepsloot residents stoned cars and burnt tyres in the street outside the local police station in protest.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.