Soweto murders: Possible satanic ritual

Razor blades and burnt black candles were found at the scene which were part of a satanic ritual.

Razor blades and burnt black candles were found next to the girls bodies which were part of a satanic ritual. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are investigating the possibility that two schoolgirls who were found dead in Soweto yesterday were part of a satanic ritual after the discovery of razor blades and burnt black candles next to the pair's bodies.

The bodies of the girls, aged 15 and 16, were discovered in Dobsonville, Soweto yesterday morning.

Forensic pathologists carry the body of one of the girls found dead in Dobsonville, Soweto on 19 February 2014. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

One of the girls allegedly told her friends she would be accepted into a satanic group if she sacrificed the life of someone close to her.

Fellow pupils at George Khosa Secondary School say they saw the two girls leave the school grounds with two boys on Tuesday.

They believe the boys are part of a satanic group.

Police have confirmed the Occult Related Crime Unit has been called in to investigate the case as there is speculation the attack was part of a "soul selling" ritual.

The devastated mother of one of the victims fought back the tears as she described her daughter as an excellent swimmer and a hard-working pupil who was looking forward to a bright future.

She held her daughter's swimming medals in her hand as she sobbed uncontrollably.

She said the teenager dreamt of becoming a lifeguard.

"She was a professional swimmer for Gauteng."

The other victim lost both her parents in 2006 and 2007.

She had no siblings and was living with her great grandmother.

"We are so shocked. She was young and didn't deserve this."

The mother of one of the girls sobs uncontrollably. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

Shocked Dobsonville residents stand near to where the bodies of two teenage girls were discovered on 19 February. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

No arrests have yet been made.

Meanwhile, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has strongly condemned the murders.