Tebogo Msimanga |
A 25-year-old mother appeared in the Attridgeville Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 09 February 2021 on a charge of murder.
This is after Gauteng police discovered the burnt bodies of two girls aged between five and eight in an abandoned building in Attridgeville, Extension 7 on Friday 05 February 2021.
Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said their bodies were burnt beyond recognition and at the time of discovery, the deceased were unknown with little to no information on the circumstances surrounding their gruesome deaths.
“A priority investigation unfolded owing to the fact that this was a brutal crime committed against minors, and within about two days police had valuable information that assisted in determining that the deceased were siblings, and also led to the arrest on Sunday, 07 February 2021, of a 25-year old woman at Stadium Plaza shopping centre in Atteridgeville.” Explained Peters.
The suspect remains in custody and she will appear again in the Attredgeville Magistrate’s Court on the 15th of February 2021.