Mothers in Diepsloot are scared. Following the brutal murder and sexual assault of two toddlers, who will never get to go to school let alone experience growing up, a career, or falling in love, mothers ask how to keep their kids safe.
The police are speaking to four people and are searching for the suspected murderer, who is suspected of committing another murder nearby. Diepsloot today is a place a fear and anger.
As the rain swept across Johannesburg on Wednesday night, the parents of cousins Yonalisa and Zandile Mali had been without their girls for four days. They only had a few years with their children. Yonalisa was two years old and Zandile three.
They went missing on Saturday night. "When I went outside to get them, they were not there. I thought they had gone to the shops with my sister Sisanda, who is Zandile's mum," Thokozani Mali told Daily Sun in a plea on Monday, asking readers to help find the young girls. Volunteers, the community policing forum, and police, including a helicopter and dogs, all helped search for the toddlers, last seen with an unknown man.
Yonalisa and Zandile were...