Northern Cape dad remains in custody

2013-05-29 20:27
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Bloemfontein - A 22-year-old Modderrivier man accused of killing his 10-month-old baby appeared briefly in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, said Northern Cape police.

The case against Michael Nkgatle was postponed to 7 June, when he was expected to bring a formal bail application, said Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

He would remain in custody at Kimberley Prison until his next appearance.

Naidu said he allegedly became angry and started kicking and beating the girl's head when she refused to drink the juice he was trying to feed her.

The infant died of her injuries in the Kimberley Hospital on Monday morning.

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