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Police investigate gruesome murders of two minors

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng

PARKTOWN - The Provincial Commissioner of the  police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has mobilised resources following the gruesome murder of two children aged five and six years in Soweto.

On the evening of 19 April 2023, the two boys were reported missing at Moroka police station. A search team involving all relevant stakeholders including search and rescue was activated. This morning the lifeless bodies of the kids were found mutilated. One was discovered in White City, while the other was discovered later in Rockville.

Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has condemned this gruesome murders in the strongest possible terms. "It is so disheartening and disgraceful to see such little innocent lives being lost in this hideous manner. It cannot be that no one saw or heard nothing. We are appealing to anyone who may have information about this incident to please report to the police," expressed Lt Gen Mawela.

To report any criminal activities, the public is urged to contact the Crime Stop Line at 08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be reported on MySapsApp which can be downloaded on any smartphone. All information received will be treated as strictly confidential.


Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi
079 136 1023



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