Soweto satanic ritual case postponed

One of the two teens accused of the crime has been sent for psychiatric evaluation.

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

JOHANNESBURG - One of the two teenagers accused of killing two Soweto schoolgirls has been sent for psychiatric evaluation.

The teenagers appeared in the Protea Magistrates Court yesterday where one of them was declared fit to stand trial.

The two boys were arrested earlier this year in connection with the murders of 15-year-old Thandeka Moganetsi and 16-year-old Cwayita Rathazwayo.

Their bodies were found in a field in Dobsonville after an apparent satanic ritual.

They had cuts on their hands and necks.

The police's occult unit was called in to investigate after razor blades and burnt black candles were found near the scene.

The police's Kay Makhubela says the case has been postponed until 17 July because the second accused was referred to Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation.