Two young girl’s bodies were found dumped in an open veld in Thokoza, Ekurhuleni on Tuesday.
Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange said she was shocked and appalled by the killing.
The two girls aged 8 and 9-years were last seen playing together on Sunday afternoon in Thokoza.
“The girls were reported missing to the police the following day and the search started immediately. The bodies were discovered by the community member who alerted the police,” said police spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo.
The SAPS said a manhunt had since been launched and they appealed to anyone who might have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect/s to contact the nearest police station.
De Lange said a team of detectives and crime intelligence officers had been tasked “not to rest until the killer/s of the girls have been brought to book.”
“I am also urging the community to work closely with the police in finding the heartless killer/s,” she said.