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Johannesburg - A man accused of raping and killing two teenage girls appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court, south of Johannesburg, on Tuesday, police said.

The matter was postponed to June 18 for further investigation, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

The 31-year-old man was arrested in Snake Park, Doornkop, on Friday.

The teenagers were raped and murdered in Dobsonville, Soweto. The 16-year-old was shot on May 25 and the 18-year-old strangled last year.