Community suspect muthi killings after bodies of children found in Orange Farm
VAAL TRIANGLE - The discovery of bodies of two children in Orange Farm, Vaal Triangle, comes just five months after another child was killed in the same area under mysterious circumstances. The community and families believe they may have been victims of muthi killings. The 8-year-old Mpho Makondo and 6-year-old Simphiwe Mncina were found dead on Saturday morning after they went missing on Friday night. SowetanLive reports they were smudged with a black substance on their mouths and underneath their feet while a note, which their families did not see before it was taken by police as evidence, was left on Makondo’s body. No body parts were missing, but the girl was found naked with a broken arm. Simphiwe’s body was dumped in someone’s yard and the note was left on his torso. He was not wearing any top and did not have shoes on. Mpho and Simphiwe, who lived three houses from each other, were last seen walking home from a salon about 400 metres from their homes. Their bodies were found a few hundred metres away from each other. Police spokesperson Brig Mathapelo Peters said the motive for the double murder was yet to be established, while a post-mortem will be conducted. Community members have since demanded that police question a woman who was allegedly found with a plastic bag containing the victims' clothes.
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