Bodies of 2 kids found blindfolded in shallow grave identified as missing brother and sister

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The bodies of two children found in a veld on October 1 have been identified.

A passerby discovered the bodies - buried in a single shallow grave - behind Slovoville cemetery in Soweto.

They had been blindfolded and their hands were tied, police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele told News24 at the time.

On Wednesday, Makhubele told News24 that the boy, 10, and girl, 11, were brother and sister.

They had gone missing from their home in Kagiso last month.

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The children's family has been informed of their death.

The mother's boyfriend is the main suspect in the disappearance and murder of the two children, Makhubele told News24.

The suspect has, however, not been arrested or taken in for questioning, and was still being sought by police.

"In line with the national instruction to prioritise cases against women and children, police will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime against the children are found [and] face the full might of the law," Makhubele said.

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