Two girls, aged 6 and 7, did not return from school earlier this week. On Wednesday, their lifeless bodies were found ditched next to a stream in White River, Mpumalanga.
“A preliminary probe suggested that the little girls may have died from strangulation and police are also looking at the possibility that they may have been raped as well,” police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi stated.
According to Hlathi, the gruesome discovery was made by one of the community members after a long search operation.
The police investigation is ongoing.