Christina Makhanani Baloyi, 20, appeared in the Ritavi Magistrate’s Court last week and would formally apply for bail on June 2, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.
The mother of two was alleged to have strangled the toddler before dumping her in a pit toilet, thinking she was dead.
“Police were alerted by community members after hearing hysterical screams of a baby from the toilet. Unfortunately, by the time the police arrived and rescued the girl from the stinking, cold toilet pit, Xitsunduxo Baloyi was already dead,” he said.
The motive for the attack was unknown.