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No funds to bury Delft toddler

The 14-month-old boy was found buried in a shallow grave beneath his father’s bed in Delft.

The home of the toddler who was allegedly murdered by his father in Delft. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Several Delft residents say a mother whose toddler was murdered may not be able to bury her child as she does not have any money.

Zondre Parks was killed allegedly by his father in the early hours of last Thursday morning in Delft South.

The suspect was denied bai l earlier this week.

The 14-month-old's mother Nadia Parks was not at home this morning as she had gone to seek financial assistance to bury her son on Saturday.

Parks's neighbours say they are shocked and cannot believe the child is gone and his father is accused of such a cruel crime.

They say he was always carrying the child in his arms.

Some remember the little boy's first birthday in November as many children in the street were invited to the event.

Meanwhile, a new born baby boy is still recovering in a Knysna hospital after he was dumped in a pit toilet on Christmas Day.

A passerby heard the baby crying at a home in the Concordia Informal Settlement and alerted the local police.

The baby's mother has not been found yet.

Southern Cape police's Malcolm Pojie says they have opened a case of attempted murder.

"The baby is still the local hospital where it is being treated and cared for."

At the same time, several children have been killed in recent months throughout the country.

The Democratic Alliance has since called on government to intensify the fight against women and child abuse.

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