Johannebsurg - President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock and dismay at the murder of two toddlers in Diepsloot north of Johannesburg, the Presidency said on Tuesday.
“These gruesome incidents of extreme torture and murder of our children do not belong to the society that we are continuously striving to build together,” Zuma said.
“We condemn these murders in the strongest possible terms. Whilst we appeal to the communities not to take the matters into their hands, we also want to urge them to work with law enforcement authorities to find the perpetrators and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.”
The girls, aged two and three, were found dead in a toilet cubicle by a resident on Tuesday morning.
Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said they were reported missing on Saturday by their parents.