A Johannesburg woman is facing murder charges for allegedly drowning her three-year-old stepdaughter before attempting suicide.
The mother allegedly drowned her stepdaughter in a bath in Mulbarton. According to the Mondeor community policing forum, the mother tried to commit suicide but survived.
“The three-year-old baby girl died. When the CPF arrived on scene, the baby had a faint pulse but died soon thereafter at the Netcare Mulbarton Hospital,” said sector 1 chairperson Mike Fontes.
Police confirmed a murder case is being investigated. Spokesperson Lt-Col Mavela Masondo said the mother was arrested and appeared in the Johannesburg magistrate’s court on Wednesday.
“The matter was postponed to Thursday,” he said.
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