Baby's neck broken in family murder

2012-01-09 18:15

Bloemfontein - A Free State mother and her two children, one of them a 9-month-old baby, were found murdered in their Botshabelo house by a neighbour, Free State police said on Monday.

Constable Consolation Mokoale said the bodies were discovered at noon on Sunday, when the neighbour became worried about not seeing the woman during the morning.

The neighbour found the shack’s door open and was shocked to find the body of a 13-year-old girl in the kitchen.

The 39-year-old mother was found in the bedroom with the body of her 9-month-old baby boy on the floor.

The police found the mother with several stab wounds to the chest and back.

The girl was strangled with an electric cord, while the baby’s neck was broken.

It was alleged that the woman was last seen with her boyfriend the night before.

  • Sharkshoot - 2012-01-09 18:18

    So just another day in the Murder Capital of the world.

      Juan - 2012-01-09 19:06

      And what makes it even more sick is that it's been little children that's been butchered on a daily basis. What kind of sick, rotten society are we living in?

      Graham - 2012-01-09 21:23

      Venezuela is the murder capital of the world. Apparently mist of SA's murders happen between people who know each other - perhaps the boy friend should be questioned?

  • chris.debeer1 - 2012-01-09 18:25

    Come lets get all my racist country men going again Its a White thing NOO its a black thing. But we forget 3 lives ended in a sick twisted way while talking race crap comeon I am waiting!!

      lorretdl - 2012-01-09 18:40

      @chris.debeer1 Your the only one talking about race in all the comments thusfar. I think your the one with the problem.

      StarStruck - 2012-01-09 18:49

      @ lorretdi - Why would you actually take offence? I have been reading N24 articles the whole day and racism was evident in the majority or the comments. I feel exactly the same as Chris. This was not a good day for happy and peaceful South Africans.

      meredith.r.pollock - 2012-01-09 18:49

      @ lorretdl, you obviously don't seem to understand what you read.. Every one of these stories seems to turn into a race issue which is pathetic, that's why Chris mentioned it, waiting for the ignorant to start passing racist remarks instead of looking at the fact that 3 human beings have lost their lives because of some sick person... Try to get the point of what is being said before posting a comment that shows you up instead..

      Leon - 2012-01-09 18:53

      chris you stupid twat

      Barefoot - 2012-01-09 18:53

      @Chris waiting with anticipation too. they can turn anything into a race issue even global warning

      Peter - 2012-01-10 11:18

      Agree with you Chris. Not BLACK/WHITE, just murder and barbaric scum.

      Kala - 2012-01-10 12:01

      Well done Chris your comment started a race row... again.

  • phillip.havenga - 2012-01-09 18:25

    This is disgusting! The animals that do this don't deserve the death penalty, they deserve to be tortured to death as slowly as possible.

      Garth - 2012-01-10 09:00

      Humans, p.h only humans. The religious indoctrination that all of us were subjected to, gives cause for us to place humans on a pedestal, above the life and death cycles of all other creatures(adapted from Becker, 1715). Animals would not lower themselves to act as humans do.

  • Sharon - 2012-01-09 18:27

    What threat could a nine month old baby hold? The absolute heartlessness of these murders are frightening. There is no value to life here

      StarStruck - 2012-01-09 18:39

      I can only wonder here by myself if it is not the actual killer thumbing down these comments. I mean really.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-09 18:27

    Not even wild animals do such sadistic things!!!WTF is wrong with people??? How do you break a 9 month old babies neck without feeling???And our president still insists we DONT need the death penalty!!!

      StarStruck - 2012-01-09 18:36

      What an absolute disgrace. Things like this happen so often and yes our president still doesn't think that we need the death penalty. A life for a life. You take someone’s life and the country will take yours - is the only way forward.

      Ken - 2012-01-09 19:37

      He is not my President. He is a buffoon who should be in jail!

      ludlowdj - 2012-01-10 08:53

      Go back and re do your studies on animals Shirley, animals not only do do such "sadistic things!!!" they do worse. And to all the death penalty brigade, give it up already, the world no longer has room for death sentences etc we are way to civilized for that sort of thing. And finally to the race police, lets face facts, at present black crime is much higher than white crime with most criminals being black, but at the same time skin colour has nothing to do with the severity of the crime, white being only to eager to prove that they are just as capable of sick and horrendous acts of violence against their fellow man.

      Garth - 2012-01-10 09:03

      lulowdj, your research has failed you. Where, in the World's history, have animals ever out done humans in intra-species or inter-species savagery? Get off your pedestal, for its base is rotten.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-09 18:54

    This is just so sad, RIP. I hope the bastards responsible for this rot in hell.

  • Mrova - 2012-01-09 18:55

    Then how different are you from killer ? you can't fight hate with hate,don't you see that this is what has brought us to be exactly where we are,what the world needs is love.

  • lorretdl - 2012-01-09 19:07

    @starstruck I don't take offence. The only people mentioning race here are the anti-racists. I don't sit on news24 all day to see what racist comments were made. 3 lives were lost and that is another sad day for SA.

  • Daniel - 2012-01-09 19:09

    F#ckd Up. Sick to the max.

  • Lynn - 2012-01-09 19:14

    How terribly sad.R.I.P. Hope they find the sod who did this.

  • Anthony - 2012-01-09 19:26


  • j.c.s.mailbox - 2012-01-09 19:26

    Criminal friendly S.A. government making criminal friendly laws = criminal heaven for criminals THATS ALL !!

  • Tony - 2012-01-09 19:29

    please mr president tell me that this 'dustmite' when caught or if caught does not deserve the 'death sentence' a 9 month baby . I'll put my head on the block that if this country had the death penalty this wouldn't have happened . Enjoy your party,food,dance and all the good things that come with being president and party leader . while your laymen are showing the world that this country has alot of very sick people and a goverment that is unwilling to put laws that at least will bring it down by 80 to 90 %.

  • Neil - 2012-01-09 19:32

    sick bastards-when is this going to end.The acts of crime in this country are a disgrace

  • carpejugulim - 2012-01-09 19:34

    3 lives and 3 futures wasted

  • Sean - 2012-01-09 19:36

    Absolutely beside myself with shock every time I read such stories. These killers are barbaric to the core. May the victims' souls rest in peace.

  • carpejugulim - 2012-01-09 19:37

    another 3 lives and 3 futures wasted

  • Jan - 2012-01-09 21:23

    That's a saddist of a person. May he rot in hell.

  • Alva - 2012-01-09 21:30

    What is wrong with South African men? Snapping a baby's neck? What kind of person?

      phillip.havenga - 2012-01-28 11:08

      These weren't men, these were degenerate pieces of filth that deserve to be flushed down the toilet like the excrement they are.

  • Mel - 2012-01-09 23:59

    Evil prevails in SA

  • Jason - 2012-01-10 07:59

    If they find this hearless twat, stab him and then break his neck!!

  • Louise - 2012-01-10 08:08

    Such a sick world that we are living in. Nobody is safe anymore! Just bring back the death penalty!!!!!!!!

  • Johan - 2012-01-10 08:09

    Bloody animals!

  • jerry.kb - 2012-01-10 08:18

    find and hang the bastard

  • mike.bester1 - 2012-01-10 09:07

    Just another day in Africa

  • Odicito - 2012-01-10 09:30

    I wish they could have special prisons dedicated to murderers and rapists, where they get cramped into a big hall with nothing and given one meal a week so that they can fight over it and let them eat each other!Its becoming increasingly DISGUSTING to read about these horrifying stories.

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  • Bram - 2012-01-10 10:20

    Jesus Christ!

  • burns.dalene - 2012-01-10 10:48

    This is terrible what is becoming of this world a mean this is just a baby.

  • krista.mare - 2012-01-10 11:16


  • Peter - 2012-01-10 11:25

    How sick and twisted do you have to be to actually pick a baby up, look it in the eyes, and then intentionally break it's neck. SICK, SICK, SICK. People's justice is what is required - DEATH BY ROCKS AND KNOBKIERIES.

  • Wendy - 2012-01-10 11:58

    Catch the bastard and deliver him to the community!! Let them deal with him. If we cant bring back the death sentence - kangaroo courts will do!!!

  • Michelle - 2012-01-10 13:46

    Friggin' savages!!

  • verna.vwyk - 2012-02-13 15:12

    How can someone look into a childs eyes and then kill them? May he get caught soon and hanged for his crimes!

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