Diepsloot toddler taken from grandmother

2013-11-15 07:47
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Johannesburg - A 2-year-old girl whose 7-month-old brother was found dead in Diepsloot has been placed under the care of social workers, Gauteng police said on Friday.

Police handed the toddler over to the social workers on Thursday because her grandmother is being investigated, said Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng.

"There is a possibility of the grandmother being charged with child negligence but we are still investigating."

Mofokeng said the toddlers were initially in her care and she was not supposed to give them to their mother, who often neglected them.

The baby was found dead and mutilated in their mother's shack in Diepsloot on Sunday morning, a day after she took them from the grandmother.

Mofokeng said on Monday they suspected rats bit off the baby's foot while he was left alone in a shack.

Their mother and her boyfriend appeared briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of murder and negligence.

The case against Nokuthula Gumede, 23, and her boyfriend Fernando Sidanvo, 35, was postponed to 20 November. They remained in custody, said Mofokeng.

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