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Leeudoringstad man arrested for allegedly killing five-month-old baby

by Thys Khiba
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By Thys Khiba – North West, Leeudoringstad man has been arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing a five-month-old infant in Kgakalatownship, Extension 4.

Police confirmed that a 38-year-old man will appear in the Leeudoringstad Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 09 November for murder. 

It has been reported by police officials that the 16-year-old mother of the deceased had an argument on Saturday, 05 November, with her uncle. 

The uncle then went outside and came back with a spade and attempted to assault the niece, but ended up hitting the five-month-old baby boy whom his mother was carrying on her back.

The five-month-old baby boy passed away at Klerksdorp, Tshepong Hospital after being transferred by WolmaransstadHospital. 

“The baby was taken to a local clinic where he was transported to Wolmaransstad Hospital and ultimately transferred to Tshepong Hospital where died due to head injuries,” said Police spokesperson Colonel Amanda Funani. 

North West Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the incident and applauded the police for their swift reaction that led to the arrest.

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