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Arrest close in Limpopo child murders

Limpopo - Detectives are close to making an arrest in connection with the murders of three children in Mookgopong, near Modimolle in Limpopo, police said on Tuesday.

“The process is moving well. We are tying up loose ends and hope to make an arrest,” said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

Brothers Bafana Kekana, nine, and Hosea Richard Kekana, 10, and their cousin Johana Kekana, 12, were found dead in Mookgopong (formerly Naboomspruit) on August 18.

They had been stoned to death. Bloodied stones, covered by a blanket and tree branches, were found near their bodies.

They were still wearing their school uniforms and their hands and feet were bound with shoelaces.

The girl, Johana, had been raped before being killed.

They were last seen alive on August 15, during a march to demand more teachers at their school, Dikobo Primary. They lived at the Montadi Youth Care Centre. - Sapa

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