Satanic murder case postponed

Two 16-year-old boys were arrested in March in connection with the murder of two schoolgirls.

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

JOHANNESBURG - The case against two teenage boys accused of killing two girls in an apparent satanic ritual has been postponed in the Protea Magistrates Court.

The court called for their psychiatric reports to be completed.

Results from the Sterkfontein hospital were expected to be presented.

The boys, both aged 16, underwent a psychological assessment to determine whether they are fit to stand trial.

They were arrested at their school earlier this year after the bodies of 15-year-old Thandeka Moganetsi and 16-year-old Chwayita Ratazayo were discovered in a field in Dobsonville in February.

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

The police's Kay Makhubele says the courts await the results of the psychiatric reports before the trial will resume.

It was discovered that one of the girls told her friends she would be accepted into a satanic group if she sacrificed the life of someone close to her.

This prompted the Occult Related Crime Unit to investigate the case as there was speculation the attack was part of a "soul selling" ritual.