7-month-old Inganathi Mnyani died after her mother's ex-boyfriend, Zukile Nakupi, allegedly flung her against the ceiling, walls and prepaid electricity meter of her mother's Philippi home on Monday, January 25, killing her. (Photo: Family members carry her body from the mortuary to the family’s house in Philippi, Cape Town on Tuesday for burial)
Andisiwe and ex-boyfriend, Nakupi allegedly started arguing after she woke up to feed the baby in the early hours of the morning. He reportedly jumped on Inganathi's body, despite attempts from her seven-year-old sister to protect her. The infant died at the scene.
Nakupi was on the run for four days before his arrest. He made his first appearance in the Athlone Magistrate's Court on a murder charge on Monday. The State indicated it would oppose bail.
As Nakupi descended the stairs to the court’s holding cells, he turned to the gallery and asked: "Are you finished?". Members of the public shook their heads at him in disgust.
Mourners at the funeral, many of whom were seated in the street outside the family's home, described the accused as "disgusting for hurting a little baby".
Source: Daily Sun SA