Babysitter in custody after attempted murder in Umlazi

A 23-year-old woman was arrested by the Umlazi police officers. She is suspected of attempted murder.

According to police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, the mother of the victim left the child with a babysitter while she was at work.

It is reported that the child had a high temperature on the evening of August 14. After making enquiries, she found out that the child had allegedly been assaulted and strangled.

“She reported the incident to Umlazi police and a case of attempted murder was opened for investigation.”

The suspect was arrested immediately. She is expected to appear in the Umlazi Magistrates’ Court.

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