South Africa 29.5.2018 12:37 pm

Port Elizabeth father who flung baby from roof back in court

The father threw his little girl from the roof of a shack in a crude effort to resist eviction from the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Kwadesi. 

A Port Elizabeth father who allegedly flung his one-year-old baby from a roof appeared in the New Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, where the case against him was postponed.

Mthobeki Katali was arrested last month after he threw his little girl from the roof of a shack in a crude effort to resist eviction from the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Kwadesi.
The demolishing process formed part of the metro’s efforts against land grabs. Katali was initially charged with attempted murder, but that has subsequently been amended to child abuse.
He was released on warning, and will be back in court on June 7.
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