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Diepsloot murder suspect confesses

It’s reported the man arrested for the abduction and murder of two Diepsloot toddlers has confessed.

An ID kit of the man suspected of murdering two toddlers in Diepsloot. Picture: Twitter/@SAPoliceService

JOHANNESBURG - As the four men implicated in the murders of two Diepsloot cousins appear in court this morning the latest suspect to be arrested has reportedly confessed.

Four of the suspects who handed themselves over to the police this week are appearing in court and have been formally charged.

An identity parade is expected to take place soon and it's understood the state will ask for a postponement of the case while investigations continue.

The families of the victims aren't in court as they are believed to be arranging funeral arrangements.

Meanwhile, the man arrested this morning is expected to appear in court next week Monday.

The 29-year-old man, who is the main suspect, was apprehended in the early hours of this morning in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, following a tip-off from the community.

The bodies of two- and three-year-old Zandile and Yonelisa Mali were discovered in a toilet cubicle in Tuesday after they went missing on Saturday.

Caption: The bodies of two cousins who were raped and killed in Diepsloot are removed from the scene. Picture: EWN

But Gauteng Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba says the investigation into the Diepsloot child murders is far from over.

The suspects are accused of kidnapping, molesting and murdering the two young girls.

Mothiba says investigators must now build up a strong case.

"What's important now is to strengthen our efforts, await the DNA as well as other analysis from our forensic laboratory and then we want to take a very strong case to court."

Investigations are continuing into whether the 29-year-old may be a serial killer.

The murders of the two girls, along with other crimes committed against children this week, has outraged the nation sparking debate about whether enough is being done to protect them.

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