PTA mom demands justice

The mother of a child diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome lashed out at nursery schools. Picture: EWN

PRETORIA - The mother of a baby diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome says she wants those responsible to be brought to book.

Nashaé Retief’s mother, Natasha, says doctors believe someone shook her child while she was in the care of Babbelbekkie Pre-Primary School and Baby Centre in Faerie Glen, east of Pretoria.

The school denies any wrongdoing.

Retief lashed out at nursery schools.

“Somebody has to pay for this and somebody has to take responsibility. If it was my school, I’d also deny it. It’s just getting worse and worse in daycare [centres]. They must start putting cameras up in every daycare and every nursery school.”

Nashaé is still in hospital and doctors fear that she may have been left blind.

Natasha said a scan will be done next week to determine whether her condition has improved.

“I think as a mother, it’s just sad.  You can’t go a day back and change things in life. They say things happen for a reason, I don’t know what the reason is for this.”