The Joe Slovo community is standing behind a 38-year-old man who flung his child off the roof of his home.
The man appeared in the New Brighton magistrate’s court on a case of child abuse.
The one-year-old was caught by a member of the metro police.
The toddler was not harmed and is with her mother and social workers are keeping a close eye on the family.
Police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge said police grabbed the father while he simultaneously flung his daughter off the roof.
Beetge said a metro police member managed to catch the baby as she was being flung.