Granny in court for child’s murder

2012-04-18 10:09

A 60-year-old woman will appear in court today for allegedly killing her three-month-old granddaughter in Chafutweni village, Willowvale in Eastern Cape, police said today.

The baby was strangled on Sunday after her mother and aunt left the house to fetch water, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

“It is alleged that the three women did not report the death of the child on the date in question and they slept with the corpse of the baby,” he said.

Police were notified the following day and the three women were arrested. The mother and aunt were later released as they were not implicated.

Manatha said the grandmother was charged with murder. “We hope that the truth will be revealed in court today.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.