Couple to appear for abusing baby

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Expert: 50% of child homicide is a result of child abuse in South Africa

2014-07-07 08:36

Dr. Shanaaz Matthews from The Children's Institute at UCT says that 50 percent of child homicide is related to fatal child abuse in South Africa. She tells us why it is necessary to start compiling and analyzing data so that we can move away from this staggering statistic. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - A couple arrested for child abuse and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm were expected to appear in the Benoni Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The pair had been granted bail of R3 000 each during their last appearance in May.

According to The Star, the couple were arrested after medical staff at the Netcare Linmed Hospital, who had been treating the couple child for bronchitis, alerted authorities to the infant's injuries.

The baby had suffered three broken ribs, a fractured knee and brain injuries.

The child, who was seven weeks old at the time, had been taken to a place of safety.

- SAPA
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