Johannesburg - Two teenagers accused of the murder of two schoolgirls appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday.
The matter was postponed to February 24.
“The case was postponed for an assessment on the boys. They will stay in a place of safety until their next appearance,” Gauteng police spokesman Brigadier Neville Malila said in a statement.
Proceedings were held in camera as the two boys, both aged 16, are minors.
They were taken to social workers immediately after the proceedings.
The two were arrested in connection with the murder of Thandeka Moganetsi and Chwayita Rathazayo, aged 15 and 16, who were found dead in Dobsonville, Soweto, on Wednesday.
Earlier, they arrived in court escorted by two police officers. Their feet were chained together and they were each covered by a blanket.
One wore a T-shirt and jeans, and the other wore a school uniform - a yellow shirt, grey pants, and school shoes.
Police said the two girls were dressed in George Khosa Secondary School uniforms and had cuts on their hands and necks.
Three black candles and two new razor blades were found on the scene.
The boys, who are from the same school, remained in custody.