Man who allegedly killed baby son arrested

2016-04-14 13:53


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Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal man accused of beating his 2-month-old son to death after a row with the child’s mother was arrested on Wednesday night, police said.

The 26-year-old was caught in the Ingwavuma are, Major Thulani Zwane said on Thursday.

He would appear in the Ingwavuma Magistrate's Court on Friday. 

Police initially reported the baby was a girl. It was subsequently discovered that it was a boy.

He arrived at the mother's home in KwaMoyana reserve, Ingwavuma, on Tuesday, and demanded to take the baby with him.

When he mother refused he allegedly took the baby and, in a fit of rage, held him by the ankles and smashed his body against the ground while the mother and her sister watched in horror.

The baby's grandmother said on Thursday her prayers had been answered now that he had been arrested.

“Our lives have been changed by what happened. Every time my daughter walks to the toilet she stands at that spot and tears well in her eyes and she cries. She will never forget that this is where her baby died,” she said.

The woman said the boy, who would have turned three months on April 18, would buried on Friday.

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