Johannesburg - The charred bodies of a woman and a toddler were discovered on the side of a road in Limpopo on Thursday, provincial police said.

Police spokesman Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo the bodies were discovered at Makgeng village.

“The charred bodies of a woman in her twenties and that of a 2-year-old toddler were found lying side by side. The gruesome discovery was made by a motorist driving along the Wolkberg gravel road at Makgeng village, Ga-Molepo,” Mojapelo said.

“A small pink blanket was found next to the toddler and pieces of what appeared to be from a blue tracksuit were found next to the woman. The motive for the murders is unknown.”

No arrests have been made.

African News Agency