Creecy visits families of slain Soweto girls

Thandeka Moganetsi and Cwayita Rathazwayo were killed in a suspected satanic ritual.

Shocked residents near where the bodies of two teenage girls were discovered on 19 February 2014, in Dobsonville, Soweto. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy on Friday met with the families of two Soweto girls found dead in an open field in Dobsonville this week.

Officials believe Thandeka Moganetsi and Cwayita Rathazwayo were killed in a satanic ritual after razor blades and burnt black candles were found at the scene on Wednesday morning.

The bodies were discovered by a passer-by.

Two teenage boys, who went to the same school as the girls, appeared in the Protea Magistrates Court on Friday where the matter was postponed to Monday.

Creecy took part in a short prayer service at the Moganetsi home.

She revealed that multi-faith councillors were dispatched to the George Khoza Secondary School to speak to pupils about the murders.

The MEC says both families have been left distraught by the murders.

Creecy also confirmed her department will be paying for both funerals.

The department shied away from referring to the crime as a 'satanic killing', despite suspicions by the community.

When Creecy met with the Moganetsi family, other family members and friends also gathered to mourn the 15-year-old's death.

Outside the home, a small gazebo was set up for visitors.

A number of people have been streaming in to pay their respects to Moganetsi.

ANC members, dressed in party regalia, also visited the home.