Man in court for killing 2-year-old niece

2012-04-17 10:01
Cape Town - A man appeared briefly in the Athlone Magistrate's Court for allegedly stabbing his 2-year-old niece to death and hiding her body under his bed, it was reported on Tuesday.

The Cape Times reported that Sydwell Mzimkhulu, 38, appeared briefly on Monday and was told to return to court next Monday.

The postponement was to allow his lawyer to familiarise herself with his bail information.

Asanele Mzimkhulu was left in the care of her 12-year-old sister while their mother attended a funeral on Saturday afternoon.

The uncle allegedly sent the older sister to the shop while Asanele was sleeping.

When the sister returned, her uncle and sister were missing.

They eventually forced open the uncle's shack door and found Asanele's body wrapped in a blanket under the bed.

A blood-stained knife was also found in the shack.

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