Woman arrested for Vaal Mall pepper spray attack on Itumeleng Tsoeu

A woman has been arrested in connection with the attack on a Vanderbijlpark mother and her infant with pepper spray.

Itumeleng Tsoeu says she was pepper-sprayed while breastfeeding her baby in her car. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A woman has been arrested in connection with the attack on a Vanderbijlpark mother and her infant with pepper spray.

Last month, Eyewitness News reported how Itumeleng Tsoeu was ambushed while breastfeeding her four-month-old baby boy in a car.

The suspect who had called her out for parking incorrectly also called her a baboon.

EWN understands police located the accused at her beauty salon office in Vanderbijlpark.

She will now be facing a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

It’s also understood she is under police guard while they wait for her lawyer to arrive at the scene.

Tsoeu is also on the scene and confirmed her identity.