Eastern Cape baby kicked to death

By Drum Digital
10 April 2013

A newborn baby has been kicked to death in Mqanduli, near Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday.

Major Zamukulungisa Jozana said a woman went to a neighbour's house for help when she went into labour on Sunday.

"On her arrival at the neighbour's house she gave birth to an infant.

"Immediately thereafter, the owner of the house entered and became furious, kicking the infant wrapped in a jacket. The infant died immediately," said Jozana.

The man apparently ran away when he realised the baby had died, police said. The motive was not known and no arrests had been made.

-by Sapa

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