40-year-old mother denied bail for killing her own son


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By: Angie Nkuna

Vuwani- The murder suspect, Tania Mandinda Dube (40), appeared before Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, and she was remanded in custody until 03 October 2018, for further police investigations.

This has emerged after she murdered her 2 year old son. The incident occurred in Vuwani outside Thohoyandou at Lwamondo Tshifulanani in the early hours of Wednesday.

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.

“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 spot after she was positively linked to the murder.

“The deceased was identified as Maphanga Gundo. The motive behind this incident is still unknown”, says Limpopo police spokesperson, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.