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Two juveniles aged 18 and 17 made separate appearances in the Mooi River magistrates' court for the murder of pensioner Rita Burdette.
Burdette, 84, was found dead in the boot of a car driven by one of the youths on Sunday night. The other youngster was a passenger. Burdette's head was covered with a plastic bag and her body was wrapped in linen.
Police spokesman, Inspector Joey Jeevan, said that police received a complaint about a car being driven by juveniles in Mount West in the Nottingham Road area in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.
Jeevan said: "Police officers spotted the vehicle with the two occupants. Later the the two juveniles were arrested and questioned."
She said the car did not belong to either of the suspects, and had not been reported missing.
Jeevan said: "A postmortem will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death."
On Monday the 17-year-old was not asked to plead and yesterday the 18-year-old was not asked to plead. Both were remanded. They face murder and robbery charges.
Anyone with information must call the crime stop toll-free number on 08600-10111.