Toddler killed by his mother

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By: Angie Nkuna

Vuwani- The South African Police Service in Limpopo have condemned the acts of violent crimes perpetrated against children with the strongest terms.

This condemnation follows an incident which occurred in Vuwani outside Thohoyandou at Lwamondo Tshifulanani village where a two year old toddler was allegedly killed by his own mother in the early hours of this morning.

It is alleged that the 40-year-old mother of three was sleeping with her children in a separate room when one of the family members heard some screams and woke up to investigate.

That is when she made the gruesome discovery of the lifeless body of the little boy dumped at the entrance of the house and the mother sitting next to him. Alleged the police.

The Police were summoned to the scene and responded immediately. “They then started with their initial investigations and subsequently, the child’s mother was apprehended on the crime scene after she was positively linked to the murder.

“The deceased was identified as Maphanga Gundo. The motive behind this incident is still unknown, but the ongoing Police investigations will tell.

“The suspect will appear before the Vuwani Magistrate’s Court soon to face a charge of murder.

“Members of the community are still advised and encouraged to consult their local, relevant professionals for intervention in the case of any social related situation instead of resorting to violence.

“The Police investigations are still continuing”, conclude Moatshe Ngoepe.