Infant murder accused in court

2012-02-16 08:53

A 30-year-old mother who confessed to murdering her two-year-old son will appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrates Court in Cape Town today.

Zulpha Jacobs is charged with murder and child abandonment in connection with the death of her son, Tariq.
Tariq was the third of her children – all of whom were aged two or younger – to have died in about a decade.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer November Filander confirmed at the time that the deaths of Jacobs’s two other children was being investigated.

Tariq’s body was found in some bushes behind Imperial Primary School in Beacon Valley on December 31 last year.

Jacobs had reported Tariq missing on December 29. She was arrested after she confessed to killing him.

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