Aunt accused of stabbing toddler 99 times

The Free State woman was arrested in Kutlwanong on Monday.

A Free State woman is facing a murder charge following Sunday’s gruesome killing of the tiny girl. Picture: stock.xchng.

JOHANNESBURG - A Free State woman accused of stabbing her niece to death will return to the Odendaalsrus Magistrates Court later in July.

This after the suspect appeared in court on Thursday.

The 23-year-old was arrested in Kutlwanong on Monday for stabbing the toddler 99 times.

Three-year-old Karabo Nale went missing last Friday shortly after being left in the care of the suspect.

The child's body was discovered in a stretch of veld on Sunday.

Police say counselling services have been made available to the family and community members.