16 October 2013
President Jacob Zuma said he is
shocked and dismayed at the murder of two children in Diepsloot.
The two children aged 2 and
3-years-old went missing over the weekend and their bodies were discovered by
in a toilet cubicle on Tuesday.
President Zuma said in a statement
that these gruesome incidents of extreme torture and murder of our children do
not belong to the society that we are continuously striving to build together.
Presidency Spokesperson Mac Maharaj
said President Zuma condemns these murders in the strongest possible terms. Whilst we appeal
to the communities not to take the matters into their hands, we also want to
urge them to work with law enforcement authorities to find the perpetrators and
prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, said President Zuma.
Maharaj added that President Zuma
also conveyed, on behalf of government and the nation, our deepest condolences to
the families and the communities.
Meanwhile police have taken three
suspects in for questioning regarding the double murder.
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