A 3 year old boy from Mandela Informal settlement in Katlehong life has been cut short after his own father beat him for wetting the bed on Sunday night.

It is believed that the father was punishing the boy for wetting the bed, he didn’t realise that he boy had died and only noticed in the morning.

According to Captain Mathobela, the father handed himself to the police yesterday morning and was accompanied by a few community members.

“This case has be transferred to the Children’s crime unit as the child is still a minor,” said Captain Mathobela.

The father has been charged with murder and will be appearing at Palm Ridge Magistrate Court tomorrow.




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