The bodies of Kamogelo Raphasha, seven, and her sister, Tshegofatso Raphasha, five, were found on Tuesday at about 18:00, by a passer-by in the graze camp next to GaMashalane village.
The Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said that the sisters were missing since August 23, and it reported that they were last seen alive with their aunt.
“The two sisters went missing on Monday, 23 August 2021 in Marobjane village under the Senwabarwana policing area, after they were reportedly last seen walking with their aunt, who is said to be mentally challenged,” said the Mojapelo.
The bodies were found next to each other in the bush and were already in a state of decomposition.
“what remains now is to determine whether an individual could be held responsible for the deaths of these children,” says Limpopo police commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.
The police are set to open an inquest docket to probe the circumstances that led to this sorrowful incident.
“We urge community members in the area to remain calm and give the investigations space to unfold unhindered,”
Mojapelo has also indicated that a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.