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Safe hands: NMB metro cop recalls catching baby thrown from shack roof

The child's 38-year-old father has been remanded in custody after appearing on child abuse charges on Monday.

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police officer Luyolo Nojulumba who saved a toddler at the Joe Slovo informal settlement on Thursday 12 April 2018. Picture: Twitter/@AtholT

CAPE TOWN – The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro police officer who caught a toddler flung off a shack roof by her father says that he will never forget the moment.

The child's 38-year-old father has been remanded in custody after appearing on child abuse charges on Monday.

The State has not brought attempted murder charges as first indicated.

Constable Luyolo Nojulumba caught the one-year-old after her father threw her off the roof of a shack during municipal evictions at a Port Elizabeth informal settlement last week.

The hero has told Eyewitness News he's just happy that the child is alive.

“We started to safeguard the baby, the man threw down the child and I caught the baby. This father wasn’t a good father. What kind of father does that?”

The entire Metro Police Department has praised the officer for his bravery.

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