Johannesburg: Police in Dobsonville, west of Soweto, have opened two cases of murder following the finding of the decomposed bodies of two children in the veld behind Slovoville cemetery. The bodies were found by a passer-by on Monday 01 October 2018.
The decomposed bodies of the unidentified boy and girl whose ages are estimated around 11 and 10 respectively, were found buried in a single shallow grave, blindfolded, with their hands tied.
At this stage, no cases of missing children were reported at any of the police stations within the Soweto West Cluster. Therefore, the possibility that the children could have been reported missing outside of the Cluster, cannot be ruled out.
Police are thus appealing for information from members of the public, especially where people know of two children, a boy and a girl who went missing. This will assist with the identification of the victims and ultimately, the apprehension of the suspects.
Meanwhile, in line with the national instruction to prioritise cases against women and children, police will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime against the children, are found to face the full might of the law.
Source: South African Police Service