Memorial service to be held for orphans who were stoned to death
A memorial service will be held on Thursday for the three Limpopo children who were stoned to death last week, the province's health ministry says.
The service would start at 2pm at the Mookgopong Community Hall, it said in a statement.
Provincial Health MEC Norman Mabasa was expected to address the service.
The bodies of nine-year-old Bafana Kekana, Hosea Richard Kekana, 10, and Johana Kekana, 12, were found in Naboomspruit on Saturday.
They had been stoned to death, and their hands and feet bound with shoelaces.
Johana, the girl, was raped before she was killed. The trio lived at the Montadi Youth Care Centre.
Bafana and Hosea were brothers. They were last seen at the Dikobo Primary School during a march to demand more teachers.
Parliament's portfolio committee on basic education on Thursday said it was shocked by the crime.
"The loss of life of the learners is distressing," it said in a statement.
"The committee has called for a full investigation and for the perpetrators to be punished severely for their crimes."