The father who allegedly threw his child off the roof of a shack in the Eastern Cape will appear in the New Brighton Magistrate’s Court on a charge of attempted murder on Monday.
According to police, the 38-year-old father allegedly climbed onto the roof with the little girl, where he attempted to throw her off, as police swept in to remove illegal shack dwellers in the area.
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“SAPS and Metro Police surrounded the structure and a member of the SAPS attempted to talk the man (father) down from the roof for a few minutes. The rescue attempt ensued. As the man was grabbed by police, he threw his child off the roof,” the police said in a statement.
Fortunately, a member of the Metro Police caught the girl and the father was arrested and will be charged.
The case will be investigated by the Motherwell Cluster Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit.