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By Faizel Patel

Senior Digital Journalist

WATCH: Two children found dead in Soweto, bodies mutilated

The bodies were discovered in Rockville and White City.

Police have confirmed that the bodies of two boys who were reported missing have been found murdered in Soweto.

It is understood that the bodies of the children, aged 5 and 6, were apparently discovered on Thursday morning. One body was found in Rockville, while the other was found in White City.

Watch the video of police providing an update on the murdered children

Missing children

Gauteng police spokesperson Elias Mawela said the children were playing outside, in the street near their homes, when they went missing.

“Later at about 6pm, one parent started looking for his child and could not find him. They called the other parent to look for the children. However, they could not find them.

“They started doing the search on their own and when they saw they could not find them, they went to Moroka Police Station to report the children missing, Mawela said.

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Bodies found

Mawela said various units of the police were mobilised to look for the children.

“Unfortunately, this morning, the children were found killed and their bodies mutilated. So, investigations are continuing.

Mawela has urged anyone with information relating to the case to contact the police.

Durban shooting

Meanwhile, a man believed to be in his 40’s has been killed in a shooting incident on the M7 after Main Road in Durban on Thursday morning.

ALS Paramedics Medical Services Garrith Jamieson said medics arrived on the scene to find the man had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

“A male believed to be in his forties was found inside the vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was assessed by paramedics, however, he had sustained fatal injuries and there was nothing more paramedics could do for him and he was declared deceased on the scene.”

Jamieson said authorities including police were on scene for further investigations.

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