Mother arrested for Diepsloot murder

By Drum Digital
14 November 2013

The mother of a seven-month-old baby who was found dead in a shack in Diepsloot, and her boyfriend, have been arrested.

The mother of a seven-month-old baby who was found dead in a shack in Diepsloot, and her boyfriend, have been arrested, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

"The mother was arrested at a tavern in Randburg on Tuesday night. The boyfriend was arrested yesterday [Wednesday] in Diepsloot," said Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng.

He said the 23-year-old woman has been charged with child neglect and murder. She would appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The boyfriend aged 30, has been charged with murder and would appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The seven-month-old baby boy was found dead and mutilated in a shack in Diepsloot on Sunday.

The woman has been on the run since her baby was found dead.

-by Sapa

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