South Africa shocked by toddler murders
on 16/10/2013 10:47:39
Residents in the Diepsloot area held violent protests after the bodies of the girls, who were two and three years old, were discovered.The crowd looted shops and burned tires in the streets.
Locals accused police of failing to provide security for their community.
President Jacob Zuma's office has also reported the separate case of a young boy whose body, bearing marks of torture, was found in a field east of Johannesburg.
Mr Zuma said that the gruesome incidents "do not belong to the society that we are continuously striving to build together."