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Toddler stabbed while mom's at funeral

2012-04-15 13:32

Cape Town - A man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed his two-year-old niece to death in Nyanga near Philippi, police said on Sunday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the girl was left in the care of her 12-year-old sister while their mother attended a funeral on Saturday afternoon.

"It's been alleged that... the 38-year-old uncle, who also resides on the same yard, then sent the 12-year-old girl to the shop, while her sister was asleep," he said.

"When she returned, the uncle and the two-year-old girl were missing. When her mother returned... they then forced open the door of the uncle's shack, and found the body of the two-year-old baby girl wrapped in a blanket under a bed."

A blood-stained knife was also found in the shack.

Contrary to earlier reports, November said: "Preliminary investigation indicates that the deceased was not raped and that the cause of death was due to stabbing."

The man is scheduled to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Comments
  • Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-04-15 13:40

    Straight from the bush....just like a animal.

      Oscar - 2012-04-16 05:30

      Yes and just think, his vote from his jail cell will carry just as much weight as yours in the next election...VIVA Africa VIVA.

  • Riekie Joubert - 2012-04-15 13:44

    why would anyone kill a 2 year old i mean that is just not fair it's cruel

  • thabojames.mohanoe - 2012-04-15 13:45

    Hung,stab,shoot and burn dat bustard. Or just feed that devil to crocodile. Anyway dis is how new SA is. Our politician hav thousand of bodygurds even in their toilets,bathrooms and maybe bedrooms. Pls God help us cos our law cnt.

      Lucia - 2012-04-16 09:06

      Well said Thabo! I agree!

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-04-15 13:51

    time to bring back the death sentence, instead of wasting our tax money on skum like this.

  • Faizie - 2012-04-15 13:59

    Petrol & matches, anybody got a tyre

      Kala - 2012-04-16 09:15

      I'll pay for a new one Faizie. Anything to see this bastard burn.

  • Jayson - 2012-04-15 14:09

    I hope that when this sub human goes to hell. He will experience being burned alive for eternity. I hope he feels that pain everyday. RIP little one. You didn't deserve this.

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-04-15 14:22

    When would I wake up to hear of parents/adults saving children instead of brutally taking their lives? I don't see any punishment that suits him on this planet.

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-04-15 14:22

    When would I wake up to hear of parents/adults saving children instead of brutally taking their lives? I don't see any punishment that suits him on this planet.

  • Jacqueline - 2012-04-15 14:54

    There is nothing on this planet that could justify this action. It defies description and words. That poor child. Rest in peace little angel.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-15 15:47

    Cowardly savage piece of trash.

  • Katlego - 2012-04-15 15:56

    I am lost for words, disturbed! What needs to be really done to this monsters?

  • Grace - 2012-04-15 17:02

    Horrific!! He needs to die a SLOOOOOW and painful death. Condolences to the family. I hope our justice system doesn't let us down again

      Dries - 2012-04-16 05:08

      Grace, Well the Vet use that green stuff on dogs to put them to sleep, can't we use the same green stuff on this piece of crap?

      Kala - 2012-04-16 09:17

      Bullets are cheaper.

  • Kagiso - 2012-04-15 17:09

    disgusting vile animal! shoot him!

  • Philip - 2012-04-15 18:10

    Whats even more shocking than this is that you still get BRAINLESS people, these ( do gooders ) that are against the death Penalty when there are crimes like this being committed. I understand it might not stop these crimes from happening but at least it wont cost us to keep these beasts alive.

  • Masesi - 2012-04-15 19:00

    Think its time for the government to review its policies,such ppl must be killed coz rotting in jail its my tax that will be feeding him. He is heartless that is if he really did it

  • HugoMabasa - 2012-04-15 19:58

    hang the bastard yuck what a savage

  • Ryan - 2012-04-16 08:00

    WTF..... "found the body of the two-year-old baby girl wrapped in a blanket under a bed." This is sick, that innocent and harmless child....

  • TheMonk - 2012-04-16 10:42

    This piece of sh1T has given up his democratic right to life. There simply cannot be mitigating circumstances for killing a child. If he did indeed kill the child, then a piece of rope is all he deserves.

  • mfudzi.wamambo - 2012-04-16 10:57

    @ Oscar, you are nothing but a sick man. a child dies violently and the next thing you think of the ANC! God forgive you!

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