Cape City – Bonteheuwel was left reeling after the demise of an 8-month-old child on Friday.
Ward councillor Angus McKenzie, who has expressed disgust over the homicide, stated this was the third comparable incident, and “most likely the worst of the three”.
“Within the final 4 years of being a ward councillor, I’ve handled some very disgusting and heinous crimes. A kind of crimes was the R5 rape incident the place a 5-year-old woman was raped by a 58-year-old man.
“The second was the rape of an 8-month-old child.
“It breaks me that defenceless kids in a sick society must endure such ache and trauma. What I’ve skilled is one thing that may take me a very long time to cope with and recover from,” he stated.
McKenzie stated after session with the group, it was fairly clear this had been an ongoing case of kid abuse. “This baby was not abused by a stranger however by the person who gave start to him, and her husband.
“I’m shocked to my core, heartbroken and disgusted.
stated after session with the group, it was clear this had been an ongoing case of kid abuse. “This isn’t who we’re as a society. This isn’t the society we’re aiming to be. This isn’t a sign of who we’re in the neighborhood.
“Our anger, resentment and disappointment is concentrated on the daddy of this little baby. We are going to, as a group, petition to the court docket for these which are alleged to have achieved this to by no means see the sunshine of day,” stated McKenzie.
Police spokesperson FC van Wyk stated the toddler’s dad and mom, Ricardo Isaacs, 32, and Kathleen Isaacs, 31, appeared within the Bishop Lavis Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on Monday on a cost of homicide. The case was postponed to January 22 for a proper bail utility, whereas they continue to be in custody.
Group Policing Discussion board chairperson Graham Lindhorst stated the group was enraged adults may do what was achieved to the toddler.
“We condemn the cruelty of their deeds and name on authorities to make sure the regulation takes its trigger.
“We really feel the group failed the kid as a result of our info is the abuse passed off over time. The neighbours will need to have heard screams.”