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'Satanic' killings: Suspects undergo drug tests

Police say the two teen suspects have been taken to a place of safety as they await test results.

Police say the two teen suspects have been taken to a place of safety as they await test results. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police say two 16-year-old boys arrested for the murder of two girls in an apparent satanic ritual killing in Soweto, are being kept in a place of safety, while they await results from a drug test.

The boys appeared in the Protea Magistrates Court on Thursday where the case was postponed to 27 March.

They were arrested at their school, a day after the bodies of 15-year-old Thandeka Moganetsi and 16-year-old Cwayita Rathazwayo were discovered in a field in Dobsonville.

The police's Neville Malila says they are waiting for social workers to hand over a final assessment of the pair to determine whether or not they are fit to stand trial.

"The case against the boys has been postponed until 27 March and they are also waiting for their drug testing results. They have both been taken back to a place of safety where they will remain until their next appearance."

Moganetsi and Rathazwayo were still in their school uniforms with cuts on their hands and necks when their bodies were discovered.

Razor blades and burnt black candles were found near the scene.

Pictures: EWN.