Mother of child found on N1 in court

2014-12-02 20:18

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Johannesburg - A teenager convicted of attempted murder and child abandonment after her 16-month-old child was found wandering along the N1 appeared in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Gauteng traffic police said.

The case against the 19-year-old was postponed to Monday, spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said.

During an appearance in September, the court sent her for mental observation at a facility outside Krugersdorp.

"The court has referred her to Sterkfontein so that her mental state can be checked," Nxumalo said at the time.

On Tuesday, she said the court would await the results from the institution before sentencing proceedings could start.

The woman was arrested on the night of 5 April, two days after her 16-month-old boy narrowly escaped being hit by a truck while walking along the N1 highway near the Grasmere off-ramp.


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