A 46-year-old man, accused of killing a 14-month-old baby and attempting to stab the mother, was remanded in police custody following a recent court appearance.
He will undergo mental observation.
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The accused was arrested at the scene by KwaDabeka SAPS and charged for murder and attempted murder.
Provincial police spokeswoman, Col Thembeka Mbhele said, “On February 11, 2019, at about 7:30am, the baby boy was sleeping in his room at Indundumo while his mother was busy outside the home, doing her laundry. The mother heard her child crying hysterical and proceeded to investigate.”
She was horrified to find the accused, who is a relative, stabbing her little baby.
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She attempted to stop the man, however, he became more violent and stabbed her on her thigh.
Both victims were rushed to hospital, however, the baby later succumbed to his injuries. The case continues.
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