PE man who threw his child off roof makes brief court appearance

2018-05-29 11:05
A father on a roof with his one-year-old toddler. (Supplied, SAPS)

A father on a roof with his one-year-old toddler. (Supplied, SAPS)

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The man accused of throwing his one-year-old daughter from the roof of a shack during municipal demolitions of illegal structures in April, made a brief appearance in the New Brighton Magistrate's Court in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday. 

The 38-year-old, whose name is being withheld in the interests of the child, was captured in a dramatic series of pictures, first as he threatened to throw her off the roof of a shack in Joe Slovo informal settlement, and eventually as he did.

The child was caught by a metro police officer, Constable Luyolo Nojulumba.

GALLERY: From negotiations to arrest, see how a man flung his child from the roof of their home

Earlier this month, the State downgraded the charges against him from attempted murder to child abuse, and he was released on a warning.

The man, who was again accompanied by his wife and members of the Joe Slovo community, made a very brief appearance in court.

His case was postponed to June 7.

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