The devasted mom of the 16-month-old baby that was stabbed to death by her 333-year-old boyfriend stated that the accused had been smoking tik with his friend the night before the calamity.
The mother, Nadia Saaymaan talked about the incident that saw her 16-month-old baby Alime Mbasha, being brutally stabbed to death by her father at Buffelsjag farm in Swellendam.
Siyabonga Mbasha, father of the late 16-month-old baby, who is popularly known as Moffit was taken into custody immediately after the incident, he has also been charged with the murder of his baby.
Saayman said: “The trouble started on Wednesday when my boyfriend and a friend smoked tik for most of the night. Siyabonga worked at another farm in Witsand some kilometres away from Buffelsjag, where I stay, and I didn’t want to move with him to Witsand.
“On Thursday afternoon, he started to get angry. He got hold of a knife and I fought with him, trying to get the knife out of his hand. I cut my hand in the process and started running out of the house.
“He ran after me and tried to stab me. I remember Alime was in the room. My granny saw him coming out with the baby. He stood in the door holding a knife at Alime’s neck. He walked towards the gate holding the baby by the leg, twice dropping her to the floor before he slit her throat and stabbed the baby in the chest in front of my granny.”
The accused’s employer, Giele de Kock said: “Moffit worked for 14 years in the milk parlour on the farm.
“He had the potential to be one of the best workers. But he had a drug problem.”
Mbasha briefly appeared in the Swellendam Magistrate’s Court on Friday. He was not asked to plead, and the matter was postponed to January 29.