Joint funeral for the murdered Soweto boys, suspects in court

A joint funeral service will be held for cousins Nqobizitha Zulu and Tshiamo Rabanye in Soweto on Friday. The two boys, reported missing last Wednesday, were found mutilated the following day. 

On Tuesday, police confirmed the arrest of a 50-year-old woman and her 39-year-old partner for the murders of the two boys.

The couple was charged with murder and will appear at the Protea magistrate’s court on Friday.

Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo, a spokesperson for the police in Gauteng, said a team was established by the provincial commissioner of police, Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela, to investigate the boys’ deaths.

It is reported that the boys, aged five and six, were playing with a friend on Wednesday last week when they were allegedly snatched by unknown men in an unidentified vehicle.

Nqobizitha’s body was found in White City while Tshiamo was found a few kilometres away at Thokoza Park in Rockville.

Both bodies were missing their private parts, noses and lips when they were discovered by men patrolling in the area.

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