Diep­sloot tod­dler placed in care

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

A TWO- year- old girl whose seven-month-old brother was found dead in Diep­sloot has been placed un­der the care of so­cial work­ers.

Po­lice handed the tod­dler over to the so­cial work­ers on Thurs­day be­cause her grand­mother was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated, Cap­tain Tsek­iso Mo­fo­keng said.

“There is a pos­si­bil­ity of the grand­mother be­ing charged with child neg­li­gence.”

Mo­fo­keng said the tod­dlers were in her care, and she was not sup­posed to give them to their mother, who of­ten ne­glected them.

The baby was found dead and mu­ti­lated in their mother’s shack on Sun­day morn­ing.

Mo­fo­keng said on Mon­day that they sus­pected rats bit off the baby’s foot while he was left alone in a shack.

Their mother and her boyfriend ap­peared briefly in the Pre­to­ria Mag­is­trate’s Court on Thurs­day on charges of mur­der and neg­li­gence.

They re­mained in cus­tody, said Mo­fo­keng. – Sapa

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