May 29, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Mamelodi man hands himself over to cops after allegedly slitting the throat of his girlfriend’s child

A 31-year-old man from Section A in Mamelodi East, outside Pretoria, appeared in Mamelodi Magistrate’s Court on Friday in connection with the attempted murder of an eight-year-old girl.

The man in a relationship with the The child’s mother is standing, the National Prosecutor’s Office said.

“It is alleged that the couple went to a funeral on April 24, where an argument broke out between them. The next day, while the minor’s mother had gone to a nearby car wash, the defendant went to a house where she was staying to try and work things out. When he arrived, he found the minor with her grandmother,” NPA spokeswoman Lumka Mahanjana said.

“The defendant allegedly took a butcher knife he found in the kitchen and cut the minor’s throat . The victim’s mother heard her mother’s screams and quickly rushed home, took her injured child and took her to a nearby hospital. The child is currently in intensive care.”

The man turned himself in to police but said it was an “assault”.

He will be seen again on May 5th appear in court.

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