South Africa, Pretoria – A 3-year-old girl died when a fire engulfed her Mpumalanga shack and the mother will face charges of child neglect and culpable homicide.
According to reports, the incident occurred at Siyathuthuka township in Belfast on Monday night, after the mother had left her three children alone in the shack.
A police spokesperson said that the victim and her siblings, aged seven and nine years old, were left alone by their mother in the shack where they stay.
When their mother returned from where she was, she found the shack engulfed in flames and immediately called for help,” he said.
Meanwhile, the other two children managed to escape the fire unharmed, except the three-year-old. A case of culpable homicide was opened against the woman, with an additional charge of child neglect.