Mother Sent To Mental Institution After Killing 20-Month-Old Son

Judge Bert Bam ordered that Weskoppies Hospital outside Pretoria once again had to evaluate the mother to establish her mental state.

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A young Mamelodi mother has been referred to Weskoppies Hospital for the second time following allegations that she had smothered her 20-month-old son to death and hid his body in a dustbin.

Reneilwe Matlhakane, who was 18 when she allegedly killed little Phenyo Matlhakane, is facing a charge of murder and another of obstruction of justice in the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria.

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