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Diepsloot overwhelmed by SA support

Zandile and Yonelisa Mali’s tombstones were unveiled engraved with their faces.

Two tombstones have been donated for the graves of little Zandile and Yonelisa Mali. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The families of murdered Diepsloot cousins Zandile and Yonelisa Mali say they are overwhelmed by the support received from South Africans.

The toddlers were mutilated and killed before being dumped in a communal toilet in the township about two weeks ago.

Tombstones were unveiled on Friday, during a private ceremony attended by family and close friends.

The barren piece of burial site on which the pair was buried was transformed on Friday with artistic tombstones.

The tombstones were engraved with their faces and angel wings.

Zandile's tombstone faces the northern side of Diesploot while Yonelisa's faces the south.

Their full names and surnames are carefully inscribed on the stones along with their clan name.

A family spokesperson says they now have comfort with the fact that the girls have been buried with dignity.

He says the five men implicated in their killings should be given life sentences if found guilty.