Agence France-PresseOctober 21, 2013 08:33
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.