A couple from Birchleigh has been arrested in connection with the death of their five-month-old baby boy.
“It was found that the child suffered blunt force injuries when the report came recently,” said Norkem Park police spokesperson Captain Lesibana Molokomme.
According to the police, after being called to the family home outside Kempton Park on the East Rand on August 4 last year, the child was declared dead in the house.
The 28-year-old husband and his wife, 24, were arrested on August 7 after postmortem results indicated that the child suffered internal injuries.
The inquest docket was then changed to a charge of murder. Molokomme said the couple has since appeared in the Kempton Park magistrate’s court.
“They will appear again on August 22 for a formal bail application and they remain in custody.”
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.