Trial of KZN dad accused of murdering his kids postponed

2016-06-01 19:08


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Durban - The case against a KwaZulu-Natal father, who allegedly killed his two children by slitting their throats and cutting their stomachs open, was postponed on Wednesday, local police said.

The matter was postponed to June 29.

Mkhonzeni Mdladla appeared at the Ladysmith Magistrate's Court, charged with murdering his children.

The 33-year-old had gone to his estranged girlfriend's home in the Gudlintaba area of St Chads in Ladysmith around 20:00 on Monday, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Shooz Magudulela said on Wednesday. 

He found the children - aged 4 and 6 - asleep.

He allegedly stabbed Bongukwenza Mlungiseni Mdladla, 4, and Thandiwe Lusanda Mdladla, 6, in the neck and stomach before fleeing the scene.

Magudulela said the father was arrested in Ladysmith on Tuesday and charged with two counts of murder.

Major Thulani Zwane said Mdladla would remain in custody until his next appearance.

KwaZulu-Natal National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Kara said Mdladla did not have legal aid and did not want to apply for bail.

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