Mom 'forced' to strangle son at gunpoint

2012-04-30 15:46

Johannesburg - A Limpopo woman accused of strangling her 4-year-old son appeared in the Bolobedu Magistrate's Court on Monday, police said.

The case was postponed until May 7. Josephina Selowa, 25, remained in custody, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

Selowa was arrested on Thursday when a post mortem revealed the boy had been strangled. She initially told the police she was babysitting the child when he died on April 19.

However, she later allegedly told them her ex-boyfriend had forced her at gunpoint to kill the child because he reminded him of one of her ex-boyfriends, who he had killed.

The man, who is on the run, is wanted by police for a murder committed in December.

  • zipho500 - 2012-04-30 15:51

    Sick sick sick sick

      Burtfred - 2012-04-30 19:18

      The boyfriend will probably one day be the minister of something - I heard the ANC are a team player short right now. The mom is telling pork pies and went to the Winnie Mandela school of Child Care

      HugoMabasa - 2012-05-01 10:54

      some people adore the ANC :post above

  • Shirley - 2012-04-30 15:55

    WTF?? Sounds a bit dodgy as an excuse maybe? Hope they get the boyfriend! There are some seriously septic people walking our streets!

  • Smile - 2012-04-30 15:56

    What is wrong with peoplE?

      Mattewis - 2012-05-01 09:34

      They're ANC voters!

  • Christopher - 2012-04-30 15:57

    He should have shot you first, you Bi**h. If I had a gun to my head and was told to kill my son/daughter i would have fought till my death or maybe not, I would die before them...

      gerhard.nel - 2012-04-30 16:22

      Agree 100% Cristopher

      Jacques - 2012-04-30 19:20

      sure thing not even my own any child or person. I will not kill to save my own life. Thats me however and but South Africa and the people in it or sheeple in it has lost their vlaue of life. Well maybe we never had it. People murdered daily for nothing

  • Vincent - 2012-04-30 16:08

    I am sorry, but gunpoint or not, you should never be able to kill your own son. I would forfit my life if I had to, than kill my own child.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-04-30 17:38

      I think many of us immediately had the same thought. She is guilty just as much now after this confession. And what a disgusting boyfriend! Maybe the kid is better off not being raised by creatures like this.

  • Irene - 2012-04-30 16:11

    I smell a big fat lie.

      Shirley - 2012-04-30 16:14

      I agree! Convinient to her position! The guy had no problem killing before-so why didnt he do the deed himself?

      Mike - 2012-04-30 17:01

      I'd rather die than harm my children, it's most likely a BS story and how can a four year old remind him of her ex boyfriend, was she dating young kids?

  • Phepishi - 2012-04-30 16:14

    There goes Limpopo again

  • Karen - 2012-04-30 16:21

    You'd have to kill me first before you 'force' me to hurt my child!!

      Juan - 2012-04-30 18:38

      Well Karen in this society of ours you just can't be sure if it's the case for all mothers. I mean if you can dump your new born baby in a long-drop behind a shebeen anything is possible....... Sick society we live in

  • Karen - 2012-04-30 16:21

    You'd have to kill me first before you 'force' me to hurt my child!!

  • Rob - 2012-04-30 16:23

    SA morality microcosm, sorry some part of SA

  • lindokuhle.mshumpela - 2012-04-30 16:37

    no no no no no... if he wanted to kill your child you should have let the coward do it himself... he would have had to kill me first! thats jus crazy.... not my child.....

  • Mazwi - 2012-04-30 16:39

    that mum is cruel and guilty of murder. How can she protect man who forced her to kil he only gift from God. Let justice prevail. They rather kil me than my kids

  • Tumisang - 2012-04-30 16:42

    So he killed the father of the child and now she killed his child,Things some women do just to keep a man....this is evil..both should be jailed...

  • joline.vandermerwe - 2012-04-30 16:52

    So, as a mother she regarded her own life more precious than that of her son?

      Mandla Mavuso - 2012-04-30 17:32

      i think even if she did not kill the child,the bf was goin to kill her then kill the baby as he already a killer.If the story is true that is

  • kelvin.strachan - 2012-04-30 16:52

    Africa. Where life, of any shape or form, is worthless.

  • themba.ntuli - 2012-04-30 16:52

    The male who is on run maybe true since infanticide is widespread in the animal kingdom its a known fact within animal behaviour circles that a male who just acquired female will kill the babies sired by other males, i believe this story not that shocked when it comes to animal behaviour

  • scnzama - 2012-04-30 17:21

    stupid woman.i hope she rots in jail.i would sure luv to stick a needle in her eyes.dum bi**ch.nxaaaah

  • bridgette.muziri - 2012-04-30 17:28

    I rather die than to strangle my own child.

  • Aubrey - 2012-04-30 18:21


  • commissar.siya - 2012-04-30 18:51

    Wow now its official..i have heard it(or read it) ALL!..

  • Jack - 2012-04-30 19:05

    Sounds like a normal day in South Africa

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-30 21:17

    We should get her to strangle jacob.

  • CoronaSherona - 2012-05-01 04:02

    Savages. That's all.

  • Boipelo - 2012-05-01 08:09

    lock them both up n throw away the key ,there's no excuse in the world 4 doing something like

  • georgebrightons - 2012-05-01 13:22

    The man deserve mob justice!

  • Tlou - 2012-05-01 13:31

    i'd gladly take that bullet,won't evn think twice...§hi€.

  • Refiloe - 2012-05-01 13:49

    Mothers are here to protect. why didnt she tell hm to shot her if that was the case she such a coward that she killd hr chld becouse she didnt want to die nxa. if it was me i would hv told hm to shot me. ths does nt add up.

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