Boys in court for ‘satanic’ murders

IOL pic feb21 dobsonville schoolgirls found dead Independent Newspapers Police remove the schoolgirls' bodies from the crime scene. The girls had cuts on their hands and necks. Picture: Antoine de Ras

Johannesburg - Two teenage boys linked to the murder of two Soweto schoolgirls appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

They would be back in court on Friday for a preliminary inquiry in terms of the Child Justice Act, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

Makhubela said the inquiry would determine whether the boys would go on trial.

The boys, who cannot be named because they are minors, were arrested in connection with the murder of Thandeka Moganetsi, 15, and Chwayita Rathazayo, 16.

The girls were found dead in a field in Dobsonville in February.

They were both in their George Khoza Secondary School uniforms when they were found with cuts on their hands and necks.

Three black candles and two new razor blades were found at the scene.

The murder was believed to have been linked to a satanic ritual.

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