Cape Town – Two girls, aged 6 and 14 in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal were reportedly found dead after allegedly being kidnapped and killed by their stepfather on March 3.
According to Times Live, the two girls were kidnapped around 19:00 on the day. Their bodies were found in separate places on separate days.
The body of a 6-year-old was found a day after the kidnapping, while that body of the 14-year-old was found two days later.
IOL reported that the two girls were allegedly kidnapped by their stepfather who was separated from the children’s mother.
The bodies were found with severe injuries and strangulation marks, the report said.
Charges of murder and kidnapping were being investigated by Ulundi police. Circumstances surrounding the incident were also being investigated.
Meanwhile, Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza condemned the murder of the girls and further urged those who might have information on the whereabouts of the alleged perpetrator to contact the police immediately.
“It is very painful that we continue to count the bodies of innocent children being murdered by heartless individuals in our province. It is really shocking and despicable that an old person can target defenceless children and kill them. That person didn’t even listen to the pleas and cries for mercy from the children,” the report quoted Khoza as saying.
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo