Jailbird flees after smashing the head of a toddler against wall

2016-01-21 06:00

Police are searching for a 32-year-old Phillipi man who allegedly flung his girlfriend’s seven-month-old baby against a wall and the ceiling, killing the girl.

Andisiwe Mnandi told the Cape Argus on Tuesday that she woke up to give her child her morning feed, when an argument broke out with her boyfriend.

The man then proceeded to beat her seven-month-old daughter, Inganathi, before flinging her body against the ceiling, walls, and prepaid electricity meter.

He then jumped on her body, despite attempts from Andisiwe’s seven-year-old sister to protect the baby. Afterwards he ran away, leaving the toddler to die.

The mother’s family said the argument involved a phone call from another woman.

According to information, the boyfriend shared an older child with Mnandi. He had spent two years in Pollsmoor Prison for shoplifting, and was released on parole last week. Police said a case of murder was being investigated, and the man was on the run.

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