RUSTENBURG, October 16 – A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly smashing his four-month-old baby on the ground instantly killing him in Khuma near Stilfontein, North West police said on Monday.
“According to information available at this stage, [on Sunday] the suspect had an argument with his girlfriend when he grabbed the baby and threw him to the ground,” said spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Pelonomi Makau.
She said the baby boy was certified dead on the scene. The matter was reported to the police and the suspect was arrested.
He was expected to appear in the Stilfontein Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, facing a charge of murder.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane condemned the incident, describing it as distressing and horrific murder incident.
“We are saddened by this gruesome incident and once more would like to urge members of the community including those that are in domestic relationship to do their best to resolve their differences amicably rather than resorting to violence that sometimes affects innocent people such as in this case,” said Motswenyane.