Limpopo mother allegedly beat infant son to death while ’praying’

Written by on June 2, 2021

Pretoria – A 42-year-old mother from Ha-Lambani Tswinganani village in Limpopo province has appeared in court after she was arrested for allegedly beating her 11-month-old baby to death.

Mutavhatsindi Mushavhani was arrested on Monday.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Limpopo spokeswoman Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi said in a statement that allegations were that the mother locked herself and the boy inside her house on Sunday while praying then started hitting the child.

Community members heard the baby cry and rushed to the house, breaking down the door. The badly injured infant was rushed to the local clinic but was declared dead on arrival, Malabi-Dzhangi said.

The case was postponed to June 29 for further investigations, Malabi-Dzhangi said.

-South African news

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