Satanic murder suspects in court
The boys accused of killing two teenagers are appearing in the Protea Magistrates Court.
JOHANNESBURG - The two 16-year-old boys accused of killing two Soweto girls in an apparent satanic ritual are appearing in the Protea Magistrates Court in Soweto.
Shocked residents near to where the bodies of two teenage girls were discovered on 19 February 2014. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.
The pair was arrested on Thursday, a day after the bodies of Thandeka Moganetsi (16) and Chwayita Rathazayo (15) were found in an open field in Dobsonville.
It's suspected they were killed during a satanic ritual because razor blades and black candles were also found at the scene.
Forensic pathologists carry the body of one of the girls found dead in Dobsonville, Soweto, on 19 February 2014. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.
The two teenagers covered their faces and had their feet chained together as they were led into the children's court to appear in camera.
Only the accused and victims' families, social workers and the legal teams will be allowed in.
The mother of one of the victims sobs uncontrollably. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.
The matter will be postponed to a later date for a bail application.
Meanwhile, Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy is expected to visit the two girls' families and the George Khosa Secondary School, where they were pupils, this afternoon.