The Mpumalanga legislature wants to propose a law specific to albinism killings. As part of taking government to the people, members of the legislature visited the family of the two children killed recently, one of whom was living with albinism.
Three new suspects appeared in court relation the murders. One was released and two were remanded in custody.
Themba Thubane and Knowledge Mhlanga are also charged with two counts of murder, two of kidnapping, two of conspiracy to kidnap and violation of a corpse.
The two children Gabisile Shabane and Nkosikhona Ngwenya were kidnapped at gunpoint at their home while sleeping.
A traditional healer and another suspect appeared in court on Tuesday.
The family has welcomed the arrests.
The Mpumalanga government wants the law to be stricter when it comes to albinism.
“We want to lead a discussion around enactment of a law that will protect all people living with albinism,” Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Women and People with Disabilities Andries Gamede.
The Mpumalanga legislature paid a visit to the family.
“We want them to see that they are not alone. What has happened here, it’s something that used to happen in other countries now we’ve seen it emerging in South Africa. We want to say we rebuke this kind of action and we want the police to arrest everyone who participated in this crime,” says Legislature Speaker Thandi Shongwe.
All four suspects will appear for bail on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, DNA results are still not back.