Alleged killer of 8-year-old cousins in court

(File, Nielen Bottomley, News24)
(File, Nielen Bottomley, News24)

Johannesburg - A man is expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, on charges of killing two cousins.

The bodies of Kefilwe and Thato Motaung, both 8, were found in a disused building behind the Germiston mortuary on Monday, their grandfather Lelala Motaung said on Wednesday.

They were bludgeoned to death and their bodies were hidden under plastic covers. 

The 40-year-old man was arrested after he was seen on CCTV footage in the children's company, in a shop near their home. He was known to the family.

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