Soweto teens' murder case postponed

2014-05-02 22:28


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Johannesburg - Two teenage boys arrested in connection with the murders of two Soweto schoolgirls appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The matter was postponed to 16 May, after the court recommended that both teenagers be sent for psychiatric observation, police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said.

"They are still waiting for beds to be made available."

During their last appearance, only one of the teenagers had been referred to Sterkfontein Hospital in Krugersdorp.

The two, who cannot be named because they are minors, remain in custody.

They were arrested following the deaths of Thandeka Moganetsi, 15, and Chwayita Rathazayo, 16. The girls' bodies were found in a field in Dobsonville in February.

They were both wearing their George Khoza Secondary School uniforms. They had cuts on their hands and necks.

Three black candles and two new razor blades were found at the scene, leading to speculation that the murders were related to a satanic ritual.

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