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Alleged baby killer to stay in custody

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The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s 7-month-old baby made a brief appearance in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Zukile Nakupi was arrested on Thursday.

He allegedly flung Inganathi Mnandi against the ceiling, walls and prepaid electricity meter of her mother’s Philippi home last Monday.

The couple allegedly started arguing after she woke up to feed the baby in the early hours of the morning.

He reportedly jumped on Inganathi’s body, despite attempts from her 7-year-old sister to protect the baby.

The infant died at the scene.

Nakupi was on the run for four days before his arrest.

The matter was postponed until March 2 for consultation with his legal aid lawyer and a bail application.

He would remain in custody until then. NEWS24

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