Wife elated as man who threw their baby off the roof returns home

23 April 2018 - 13:28 By Athena O'reilly
A Nelson Mandela Bay metro police officer takes the child to safety after her father threw her off the roof of a shack at the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Port Elizabeth on 12 April 2018.
A Nelson Mandela Bay metro police officer takes the child to safety after her father threw her off the roof of a shack at the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Port Elizabeth on 12 April 2018.
Image: Werner Hills

The 38-year-old father from Port Elizabeth who flung his baby off a shack roof earlier this month‚ was released on a warning by the New Brighton Magistrate’s Court this morning.

The child abuse charges were retained but he was released due to a petition brought before court deeming him unable to pay for bail as he has no money.

Community members and his 35-year-old wife were elated at the news as the couple returned to Joe Slovo township where they will be temporarily staying with a neighbour.

He has been instructed by the court to arrange visits with his one-year-old daughter‚ who is under the supervision of a social worker in Uitenhage.

The case will return to court on May 29.

HeraldLIVE 

HeraldLIVE photographer, Werner Hills captured the moment a father threw his baby off the roof of his shack in Joe Slovo informal settlement in Nelson Mandela Bay.

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