Murder of baby girl, mom in court, Taung

South African Police Service

Murder of baby girl, mom in court, Taung
Murder of baby girl, mom in court, Taung

A 28-year-old mother is expected to appear before the Taung Magistrates’ Court on 14 March 2022, for the alleged murder of her 1-year-old baby girl.

Her court appearance stems from an incident reported late on Friday, 11 March 2022.

The grandparents allegedly reported that they saw the 28-year-old mother leaving the house in Dryharts with her 1-year-old baby, but returned alone later. Upon questioning her about the whereabouts of her child, she could not give any explanation and the police were contacted.

Subsequent investigations led the police to an open bushy area, where the body of the baby was found on Saturday afternoon, 12 March 2022. Preliminary investigation revealed that the baby had what appeared to be a stab wound in her neck.

The baby was declared dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) paramedics. The 28-year-mother was immediately arrested.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, thanked the grandparents for quickly reporting the incident and working with the police to ensure that the baby’s mother faces the full might of the Law.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service