Father in custody for the alleged murder of his 10 month old baby

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 34-year-old Klaas Kgasi, accused of the alleged murder of his 10-month-old baby appeared before the Coligny Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 3 January 2022.

Colonel Amanda Funani of North West Police said according to information received, Kgasi and his girlfriend attended a party on Saturday night, 1 January 2022, at Tlhabologang Location, Coligny. Whilst at the party, the accused reportedly took the child from the mother to take him to his aunt’s place at Extension 3.

“He came back a while later and handed to the mother, the blankets he used to cover the baby. Moreover, he informed the girlfriend that he left the baby with his aunt and they both went back to their place.”

It is alleged that Kgasi’s girlfriend was on Sunday morning, 2 January 2022, called by neighbours who informed her about a baby’s body that was found behind their shack.

Colonel Funani added that the police were called and discovered that the baby was severely assaulted and had bruises on the body. “The father was subsequently arrested and charged with murder”.The accused remains in custody until his next court appearance for a formal bail application on Monday, 10 January 2022.

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