Polokwane - A Limpopo woman accused of hacking one of her three-month-old twins to death with an axe was sent for mental observation on Monday.
The matter was postponed to June 30 in the Vuwani Magistrate's Court.
The woman allegedly hacked her baby to death at the Ha-Mutsha village outside Thohoyandou on Friday evening.
“The badly injured baby was taken to Tshilidzini hospital but was declared dead on arrival,” said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.
The 30-year-old mother was alleged to have tried to also kill the second twin.
“While the police were racing to the crime scene, some frantic community members managed to rescue the other twin whom she allegedly wanted to kill, and contained the mother until she was detained by the police,” said Mulaudzi.
The surviving twin was doing well and was with the woman's relatives.
Mulaudzi said the motive for the attack was unknown.