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.

  • Susan - 2012-04-17 11:53

    What's wrong with these people, do they kill children for recreation???

  • Den - 2012-04-17 12:28

    can some one please explain why black males do this?

  • Michelle - 2012-04-17 12:56

    Her poor sister has to live with the trauma. wtf man? I can't even say that I hope he gets punished to the full extent of the law, that wouldn't even be good enough. Set him free.. the Kangaroo courts in Cape Town locations have no sympathy for kiddie-killers!

  • Arthur - 2012-04-17 13:53

    Poor little girl... that guy must be a complete loon.

  • NMothijoa - 2012-04-19 12:05

    @Den this is not about being black, its crime and it can happen to anyone. Few months ago Johan Kotze appeared before court for allegedly masterminding his estrange wife rape and killing his step son. You cant blame that to white males because not all of them are like that. Well i thought that was pure crime, cruelty and evil.

  • Virginia - 2012-04-19 14:45

    Another of the savage morons! How on earth anyone can do something like this is quite unbelievable. Killing anything or anyone is just repulsive but imagine doing this to a 2 year old child!!!!! Bring back the death penalty or better still give him back to the community, after all he gave up his own rights when he took her innocent little life.

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