Father in court for toddler’s murder

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Copy of DF burnt 1201d Diamond Fields Advertiser The forensic pathology team removes the burnt body of a one-year-old baby boy, which was found in a ditch nearly 200 meters fromhis father's home in Galeshewe. Picture: Soraya Crowie

Kimberley - A man accused of killing his one-year-old son appeared in the Galeshewe Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

The matter was postponed to January 24 for a bail application, said Northern Cape NPA spokeswoman Mashudu Malabi.

The man was arrested on Sunday after the burnt remains of his son were found in a trench in Galeshewe.

Police believed the one-year-old may have been murdered on Thursday, and the father reported him missing the next day in an alleged attempt to mislead them.

The toddler's mother raised suspicions after she told police she did not believe the father's story about the boy going missing, said Lieutenant Olebogeng Tawana.

He said the body was found wrapped in a towel and burned.

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