A 21-year-old woman will appear at the Maphumulo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for the murder of her 11-month-old baby boy.
Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said it is alleged that on Monday, the woman strangled her baby and threw his body in a pit latrine and then told her family that the boy is missing which led to police being called in.
“Thorough investigation was conducted at the scene and it was established that something does not add up. Seeing that she was cornered by the police officer, she spilled the beans. She admitted that she strangled her son and put his body in a pit toilet after an argument with her boyfriend. She was then placed under arrest and the murder docket was opened at Maphumulo SAPS,” Mbhele said.
Major General Bheki Langa, acting Provincial Commissioner, praised the detective for putting the woman behind bars.
“It is outrageous to hear that the mother is capable of killing her own child. We hope that justice will be served and get a harsher sentence,” Langa said.
This comes after President Jacob Zuma urged for the protection of women and children against abuse, during a Heritage Day event at the Ga-Morwe Stadium in Mpumalanga over the weekend.
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