The parents of a murdered two-year-old girl have been arrested, Mfuleni police said on Tuesday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the 36-year-old mother and 45-year old father, from Happy Valley, were arrested on Monday and were charged with murder and rape.

They would appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Police found the toddler's body in bushes near her home in November 2010. -