A nanny hired by a 28-year-old mother through a placement agency in Tembisa strangled a 20-month-old baby to death.
The woman was charged with caring for the little boy. She was living with the child’s family in their house.
One day, when the boy’s mother returned home, she did not find the child. However, she was met by the nanny, who claimed the baby had been kidnapped. The heartless woman was trying to hide the murder by lying to the family of the deceased boy that he had been kidnapped and poisoned by some unknown criminals. His tiny lifeless body was later found in a storeroom on the property. The postmortem found no trace of poison in his systems.
The suspect is to appear before the local court soon.