PRETORIA, Feb 20– The Occult Unit of the South African Police Service (SAPS) has taken over the investigation into the killing of two school girls in Dobsonville in the Johannesburg suburb of Soweto on Wednesday, says Police Spokesman Tebello Mosikili.
The two girls were found dead, dressed in their school uniform, with cuts on their hands and necks. Police found razors, candles and their school bags next to them.
Mosikili said Wednesday it was not known, at this stage, what could have caused the death of the two girls.
“The investigation team, the crime scene expects, are already at the scene to collect all the evidence. And the investigation team from the provincial Occult Investigation Team will take over the investigation. The two colleagues are already at the crime scene.”
The girls were last seen Tuesday morning on their way to school. Neither of the girls, aged 15 and 16, had been reported missing.
The government has expressed concern over the killing of the two teenage girls in Soweto. The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Acting Chief Executive Officer, Phumla Williams, said the government was saddened by the death of these two girls in Dobsonville.
“We come a long way as a country in protecting human life, through our Constitution, our laws and policies. We want to also use this opportunity to call on the communities to work with the police in searching the perpetrators. We should also strengthen that we request them not to take the law into their own hands,” appealed Williams.