Granny in court for child’s murder

2012-04-18 10:09

A 60-year-old woman will appear in court today for allegedly killing her three-month-old granddaughter in Chafutweni village, Willowvale in Eastern Cape, police said today.

The baby was strangled on Sunday after her mother and aunt left the house to fetch water, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

“It is alleged that the three women did not report the death of the child on the date in question and they slept with the corpse of the baby,” he said.

Police were notified the following day and the three women were arrested. The mother and aunt were later released as they were not implicated.

Manatha said the grandmother was charged with murder. “We hope that the truth will be revealed in court today.”

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