Bodies of two children found in Germiston

Bodies of two children found in Germiston

The bodies of two children have been found in an unused building in Germiston.


The cousins - a boy and a girl - were reported missing on Sunday night.

Gauteng police confirm a 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with their murder.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza says the bodies were found on Monday.

"It is unclear how the children died, however, they have suffered head injuries," she says. "The suspect will be charged with murder and a possibility of additional charges cannot be ruled out at this stage."

The bodies of the pair were found covered in an unused building a few kilometres from where they disappeared, police say.

Officials are at this stage unable to confirm whether or not the suspect was related to the children.

Gauteng police commissioner, Lieutenant General Deliwe De Lange praised the officers for the swift arrest and quick discovery of the two bodies. 

"This is a very difficult and painful time for the families. However, we appreciate their co-operation in finding these children as soon as possible. Without their assistance and that of the community of Germiston, we would not have been able to make such a quick breakthrough. Also, we are great-full for the assistance we got from the community as well."

The suspect is expected to appear in court soon.

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