Beaten baby, care-giver in ‘serious’ condition

2010-04-23 07:30

A one-year-old baby brutally assaulted during an apparent robbery

in Randburg, Johannesburg, is still in a serious condition in hospital.

Sandton Medi-Clinic spokesperson Liezel Furlong said the baby

girl’s condition was serious but would not give any further details.

Furlong said: “At this stage nothing has changed and the child is

still in a serious condition.”

Police remain tight-lipped about their investigation into the

attack at a house in Robin Hills, Randburg, yesterday during which the baby and

her care-giver were brutally attacked.

Colonel Eugene Opperman said he had spoken to the baby’s mother and

the care-giver, but would not share any more information with the media.

Opperman said: “The investigation will go on. We have nothing more

to tell you than what we have already given out.”

Paramedics said the woman and baby were taken to hospital in

critical conditions with serious head injuries.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said: “They were both transported

to hospital in a critical condition.”

The Star newspaper reported the child minder was taken to Helen

Joseph Hospital with gashes to the forehead and behind her ear.

The baby’s mother – identified by Beeld newspaper as Madelein

Kruger – arrived home from work at 1pm to find the baby unconscious and the

care-giver beaten and tied up.


Star reported a neighbour came out of her house to see the mother holding

the child in her arms.

Blood was pouring from her nose and ears, Olga Rossouw told The


When two security guards arrived on the scene, the baby had stopped


They drove the mother and baby to Sandton Medi-Clinic.

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