A 29-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER AFTER THE BODY OF HER 10-MONTHS OLD DAUGHTER DISCOVERED IN A SHALLOW GRAVE

A 29-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER AFTER THE BODY OF HER 10-MONTHS OLD DAUGHTER DISCOVERED IN A SHALLOW GRAVE

POLOKWANE: The South African Police at Giyani in Limpopo, have arrested a 29-year-old woman for a murder of her 10-months old daughter and for defeating the ends of justice, on Tuesday 22 August 2023.

According to information, the suspect who is a landlord at Giyani Section F, left her house to visit her boyfriend on 19 August 2023(Saturday)after her tenants started to ask her regarding the whereabouts of one of her children who suddenly disappeared.

They became suspicious and on 21 August 2023(Monday), they looked around the yard and noticed a shallow grave. Community members gathered at her house in her absentia and Police were notified. They immediately followed the leads and traced the woman.

She was taken to her house, where she pointed a shallow grave in which she buried her daughter who was allegedly having disabilities. It is alleged that she indicated that her daughter died following a sickness, and she decided to burry her alone since she did not have a birth certificate.The child’s body was exhumed and suspect was arrested.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned the incident considering that the mother of the deceased child who was supposed to provide protection to the child, is the main suspect. “Postmortem to determine the actually caused the death of the child is still to be conducted”

The suspect will appear before the Giyani Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 24 August 2023.

The Police investigations are still ongoing.

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