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26-year-old male suspect arrested for killing a 7 months old baby


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Limpopo

GIYANI - The police in Giyani have made a breakthrough by arresting a suspect who killed a 07-months-old baby at Thomo village under Giyani policing area

It is alleged that on Monday 02 November 2020 the suspect had a quarrel with his neighbours about their kids. Then at that stage, the suspect went to his neighbour and started fighting with the mother and the sister of the baby physically.

During the fight, the suspect went back to his home to fetch a pick handle, there after he went back to his neighbour to continue with the fight. That is when the suspect used the pick handle to assault the mother of the victim, unfortunately the female victim was carrying the baby. The suspect assaulted the toddler accidentally.

The baby was taken to Nkhensani hospital for medical treatment and later transferred to Letaba hospital where she lost her life

The case docket of assault Gbh was registered at Giyani and later changed to murder.

The suspect was arrested today on Tuesday 04 November 2010 and he will appear before Giyani magistrate court on Thursday 05 November 2020 facing a murder charge.

The police investigations are still continuing.


Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe
082 414 2088