Father sentenced for murder of child

2018-04-18 06:01

The Bloemfontein Regional Court has sentenced Morema Ishmael Morwagae (27) to an effective 15 years’ imprisonment for the murder of his daughter on 11 October 2016 at an informal settlement at Phase 10 in Bloemfontein.

Sgt. Ikobeng Hlubi, spokesperson of the Mangaung Police Cluster, said investigation had revealed the accused had badly assaulted his daughter and thrown her to the ground.

“After assaulting the child, Morwagae called the ambulance, claiming that the child had fallen off the bed,” said Hlubi.

“Medical examination proved the child had been assaulted. The child later died and the charge was changed to murder.”

Hlubi said further investigation had revealed that the deceased child, as well as her brother, had been subjected to constant abuse at the hand of their father.

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