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JOHANNESBURG - The murder case against Masingita Vanencia Mabunda, charged with killing her eight-year-old daughter during a brutal assault was postponed in the Namakgale Magistrate's Court in Limpopo on Friday.

The 31-year-old mother will appear again at the end of the month for a formal bail application. 

She was arrested on Thursday, after police were called to Ga-Makhushane village where a little girl was being assaulted with various objects her mother, who accused her of stealing some cash. 

Police found the eight-year-old lying dead with multiple injuries throughout her body. 

The mother ran away but was later found by police at a hideout in the area.

African News Agency (ANA)