- The mom of a two-year-old baby discovered with chunk and burn marks, bruises and abrasions has been sentenced to 5 years behind bars.
- The lady and her long-time buddy, Ursula Tempo, have been charged after the little woman was rescued by resident Deborah van Rensburg on 20 February 2019.
- The kid is in a care facility and doing nicely.
A Cape City mother has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for baby abuse and neglect after her baby, rescued by a neighborhood lady, was discovered with chunk and burn marks, bruises and abrasions on her little physique.
The then-two-year-old kid’s bodily wounds have since healed and she or he could be put up for adoption, prosecutor Colleen de Louw mentioned.
The lady, who can’t be named to guard identification of the kid, was this week sentenced to 5 years in jail for baby abuse and 5 years for baby neglect, to run concurrently, within the Parow Regional Court docket after she was convicted in Might.
The lady and her long-time buddy, Ursula Tempo, have been charged after the little woman was rescued by resident Deborah van Rensburg on 20 February 2019.
“The kid had chunk marks on her physique in addition to bruises, abrasions and burn marks. Police have been knowledgeable and she or he was taken for medical consideration,” Western Cape Nationwide Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila mentioned.
The mom and Tempo have been arrested. After a protracted trial, they have been convicted on 28 Might.
Ntabazalila mentioned the 2 girls requested the courtroom to impose a high-quality as their sentence. The State objected, asking the courtroom to condemn them to a most of 10 years’ imprisonment.
“They have been initially charged with tried homicide, assault with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt and rape however they have been acquitted on these prices as there was no direct proof linking them,” he added.
Along with the jail sentence, the mom was banned from working with youngsters and declared unfit to personal a firearm.
Tempo was convicted on a cost of kid neglect and sentenced to 5 years in jail. She was additionally declared unfit to work with youngsters.
In accordance with De Louw, the kid was in a care facility and doing nicely.
“She has fully healed from the bodily accidents however nonetheless has some issues she should work via. The sufferer can be a part of an adoption course of quickly,” she mentioned.