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Man confesses to S.Africa toddler murders

A man arrested on suspicion of raping and murdering two toddlers in a Johannesburg slum has confessed, South African prosecutors said Monday after the case sparked violent riots last week. The man, in his late 20s, appeared in court briefly Monday on two counts each of murder, kidnapping and rape, said prosecutions spokesman Medupe Simasiku. "He has confessed," Simasiku said. The man was arrested on Friday after the two cousins' bodies were discovered in a communal toilet cubicle earlier in the week in Diepsloot shantytown northwest of Johannesburg.

Riots after five arrested for S.African toddler murders

South African police fired rubber bullets Friday to disperse thousands of people who rioted after five people were arrested for the rape and murder of two toddlers in a shantytown, a spokesman said. Protesters "blocked the road and threw stones at the police", said Lungelo Dlamini. "Police fired rubber bullets and then the crowd dispersed," he added. Anger flared for a second time this week in Diepsloot township northwest of Johannesburg following riots Tuesday when a resident discovered the bodies of the girls, aged two and three, in a communal toilet.

Five men arrested for rape, murder of two South African toddlers

South African police arrested five men for the rape and murder of two toddlers that sparked rioting in a restive shantytown northwest of Johannesburg.
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