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Free State police have offered a reward for information on the brutal murders of two girls in Senekal on New Year's Eve.
"The two girls were stabbed to death at Matwabeng in Senekal," said Constable Mmako Mophiring.
"The Bethlehem serious and violent crime unit has offered a reward of up to R100000 for any information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in the matter," Mophiring said.
Nthabiseng Mofokeng, 15, was from the farm Boshoff and Materonko Makate, 14, came from the farm Bergsig in the Senekal district.
Mophiring said the girls were found lying in a street in the Thambo section of Matwabeng township.
They were visiting their uncle when the murders occurred.
"While they were in Matwabeng, they visited some of their friends in the Masaleng section," Mophiring said.
While on their way back to their uncle's house they were reportedly confronted by a stranger.
A pedestrian found Materonko's body in the street and alerted the police.
"The girl was found with two fatal wounds, one in the chest and the other in the neck. She must have died instantly," said the police officer.
Nthabiseng was found about 100m further down the street.
She had six stab wounds in the neck and other wounds in the stomach and the chest, as well as "in other parts of her body".
She was still alive and died while being taken to Dihlabeng Provincial Hospital in Bethlehem.
Mophiring said a community member heard a girl screaming. "The motive behind the two brutal killings of the girls is unknown at this stage."
lAnyone with information about the brutal killings is requested to immediately contact the Bethlehem serious and violent crimes unit or Detective Inspector Nel on 084-601-9478. - Sapa