The 38-year-old father was protesting the demolition of his illegal shack. Somehow, he must have thought killing his baby would save his home. Instead, he is facing attempted murder charges after police were able to catch the child before she hit the ground.
He took his child to the roof of their house, which had been slated for destruction. One of the police officers tried to talk him out of tossing his child to a possible death while he dangled her by her ankles.
Other protestors upset about 90 shacks being demolished were encouraging the father to toss his daughter from the roof. “Throw, throw, throw,” they chanted, egging him on.
Thankfully, police officers on the ground were able to save the child from any harm as you can see in the tweeted pictures below.
Joe Slovo Informal Settlement, PE: “This house is all we have” – Poverty & Desperation as man throws baby from the roof of his shack 😢🇿🇦 #WinnieMandelaFuneral #AlutaContinua pic.twitter.com/TUDiH9HpR1
— PLAYR™ (@PressPlaySA) April 13, 2018
Approximately 150 protestors have been rioting over the demolitions of the illegal shacks in the Joe Slovo township in Kwadwesi. They have been throwing bricks and shutting down roads with burning tires.
Things were calming down when this father decided to throw his baby from the roof.
“Due to the dangerous threat to the safety of the child police set out a plan to rescue the little girl and arrest the male and one of our officers successfully caught the girl as she was flung.”
Police spokesman Captain Andre Beetge said, “The 38-year-old father has been charged with the attempted murder of his daughter and the case is being handled by the Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offenses unit”
It is unfathomable that a father would try to kill his child to prevent the destruction of an illegal home. Why would a parent put his child through such misery?
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Source: Daily Mail