21°C / 1°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 1°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 3°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 27°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 18°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 16°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 3°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 24°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 30°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 24°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 24°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 3°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 29°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 30°C
  • 8°C

State set to oppose bail in Philippi infant murder case

A 33-year-old man is accused of brutally attacking a 7-month-old baby girl after arguing with her mother.

Seven-month-old Inganathi was allegedly killed by her mother’s ex-boyfriend. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.
child abuse,Philippi,Inganathi Mnyani
Local

CAPE TOWN - The State says it will oppose bail in a murder case against a Philippi man who allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend’s seven-month-old daughter.

The 33-year-old suspect appeared in the Athlone Magistrates Court today.

He was arrested a few days after he allegedly severely assaulted baby Inganathi Mnani during an argument with her mother.

The accused appeared in court twice today, first on a charge of intimidation and then again on a charge of murder.

The charge of intimidation was laid by the victim’s family, after the accused allegedly threatened to burn down their home.

He then appeared on a separate charge of murder, relating to the death of seven-month-old Mnani.

The matter has been postponed until March when the charges will be combined.

The baby’s family say they want the accused to be punished for what he has done.

Family spokesperson Nasipha Hanti says the family is still coming to terms with what has happened.

“They are not coping because they want him to go to jail and the officers must throw away the keys away.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN reserves the right to close comments on selected content pages.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.