Mother also arrested

2017-06-14 16:47

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The mother of the 18-month-old baby from Factreton who reportedly died from injuries to his head and body, has also been arrested. The boy’s stepfather was arrested on Monday.

Provincial police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana says the 30-year-old woman was charged under children’s act.  

She and the stepfather of the boy appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court today (14 June) and the case was postponed.

The boy reportedly died from injuries to his head and body at the Factreton Clinic where he was taken for medical attention on Monday (12 June).

The community in Factreton and Kensington are expected to hold a night vigil at the baby’s home in Salmander Plein Street, Factreton tomorrow (15 June) at 19:00.


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