South Africa shocked by toddler murders

South Africa President Jacob Zuma

The murder of two toddlers whose bodies were found in a toilet in a township north of Johannesburg has sparked riots with people accusing police of failing to protect them.

Residents in the Diepsloot area held violent protests after the bodies of the girls, who were two and three years old, were discovered.The crowd looted shops and burned tires in the streets.

Locals accused police of failing to provide security for their community.

President Jacob Zuma’s office has also reported the separate case of a young boy whose body, bearing marks of torture, was found in a field east of Johannesburg.

Mr Zuma said that the gruesome incidents “do not belong to the society that we are continuously striving to build together.”

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