Suspected child killers in court
One of the accused allegedly threw his two-year-old son to the ground for soiling his nappy.
CAPE TOWN - Two men have appeared in the Western Cape High Court in connection with two separate child murders.
Both cases were postponed to next Monday for trial.
John Hendricks is accused of murdering his son in March 2011 and attempting to kill his wife.
It is alleged he shouted at his two-year-old son for soiling his nappy and repeatedly threw him to the ground.
Hendricks also faces charges of assault, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, kidnapping and attempted murder.
In a separate case, Sidwell Mzimkhulu is accused of murdering his two-year-old niece in April 2012.
He has been released on bail.
A post-mortem showed the girl was stabbed in the neck.
Her body was discovered under a bed in her uncle's shack.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), South Africa's estimated rate of child homicide is more than double the global average.