ZANELE Mngadi of Sweetwaters will not witness the burial of her two children, whom she allegedly hacked to death this week.
The young woman, who will remain in custody, made a brief appearance in the Pietermaritzburg magistrate's court yesterday on double murder charges.
She was not asked to plead and the case will be heard next Thursday.
Mngadi is accused of killing Nontobeko and Xolani on Tuesday by hacking them to death with a bush knife to protect her boyfriend, who allegedly raped five-year-old Nontobeko.
The children are to be buried on Sunday. - Canaan Mdletshe