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Slain Soweto girls were 'straight-A' students

Thandeka Moganetsi and Cwayita Rathazwayo were laid to rest in Soweto yesterday.

Thandeka Moganetsi and Cwayita Rathazwayo were laid to rest in the New Roodepoort Cemetery in Soweto on 25 February. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The families of the two teenage girls who were found murdered in Soweto last week have described them as straight-A students who enjoyed going to school.

They were speaking during a joint funeral service held for the girls at the Dobsonville Stadium yesterday.

Fifteen-year-old Thandeka Moganetsi and 16-year-old Cwayita Rathazwayo were buried next to each other in the New Roodepoort Cemetery in Soweto yesterday.

A joint funeral service was held for Thandeka Moganetsi and Cwayita Rathazwayo in Soweto on 25 February. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

The bodies of the girls were discovered in Dobsonville last week.

During the funeral service, Moganetsi's grandfather, Reuben Williams, said the family were expecting a good pass rate from her this year.

"We didn't expect to bury Thandeka this year."

The Occult Related Crimes Unit is investigating the double murder after razor blades and burnt black candles were found at the scene.

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.

Two boys have since been arrested for the double murder and are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrates Court this morning.