More children found dead in Gauteng

The bodies of two toddlers have been found in Katlehong.

Two toddlers were found murdered in Diepsloot on Tuesday. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The bodies of two toddlers have been discovered in an open field in the Katlehong township, on the East Rand.

The children, aged one and three, were found next to their mother, who has been critically injured.

Police suspect the woman's husband dumped the toddlers' bodies in the field before fleeing.

The police's Colonel Katlego Mogale says, "It appears as if they were dropped by the husband in an open place and then the husband drove away. They are all Mozambican nationals."

This murder comes just one day after the bodies of two young girls were discovered in a communal toilet cubicle in Diepsloot.

Two-year-old Yonelisa Mali and three-year-old Zandile Mali, who were cousins, were apparently mutilated before their bodies were dumped.

The pair vanished on Saturday. They were last seen walking with an unknown man.

Police say they have now taken a fourth man in for questioning in connection with the double murder.

Investigators are also searching for a fifth man who is believed to be the main suspect in the crime that has rocked both the Diepsloot community and the nation.

The main suspect, who fled his home leaving his passport behind, is still on the run.

Police believe all five suspects live in a small backyard room a few metres from the crime scene.