Angry Soweto community members have threatened to take matters into their own hands in ensuring that justice is served for slain cousins, Nqobizitha Zulu and Tshiamo Rabanye.
The couple accused of murdering the two young boys abandoned their bail bid in the Protea Magistrate’s Court earlier today.
Nqobile Ndlovu (50), the grandmother to one of the victims, and her partner, 39-year-old Mthunzi Zulu were met with much hostility as they entered the packed courtroom.
They face charges of kidnapping and murdering the boys.
Five-year-old Zulu and 6-year-old Rabanye’s bodies were found mutilated in Rockville, Soweto, a day after they were reported missing last month.
Inside court, community members could not contain their frustration and anger as they called for justice for the children.
Some religious leaders have meanwhile urged for calm to be restored in the aftermath of the brutal double homicide.
YNews spoke with Soweto Pastor, Sipho Moloi, who says it’s a good thing the accused did not request bail as residents are outraged and are set on taking the law into their own hands should they be released.
He further urged that all demonic practices be condemned by the community. His assertions follow allegations by residents that the killings may be linked to ritual practices.
The matter will return to court in July. Article by Naomi Kobbie
Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza