The bail application of a woman accused of throwing boiling water on a child in Langa, was rejected in Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court.
Asanda Makaluza’s bail application was dismissed by the court on Friday, and the case has been postponed to 20th September for further investigation.
Initially charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, Makaluza’s charge has been changed to attempted murder.
Langa ward councillor Lwazi Phakade stated that the community was pleased with the court’s decision to deny bail.
The magistrate described Makaluza as “arrogant and unremorseful” and deemed her to be “cruel and a danger to society”.
The incident deeply affected the community, leaving them angry and distraught.
Phakade expressed disbelief that an adult woman could pour boiling water on a child and then display arrogance when confronted with complaints.
The community strongly opposed Makaluza being granted bail.
The child’s aunt, Yonela Mnyombolo, shared that the family was heartbroken by the incident.
The child, Unako Kala, continues to suffer from burn wounds and requires regular check-up visits at a clinic.
Mnyombolo mentioned that Kala was in pain and some of his wounds were still bleeding. She also mentioned that Kala’s mother is currently in the Eastern Cape.
Mnyombolo expressed gratitude for the support received from the community, as they have been actively ensuring the well-being of the child.
During the court proceedings, community members and members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were present to show their support.
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