On Friday night Sept. 18th, 20 year old Asithandile Mazomba allegedly went drinking with a taxi driver in Kanana Section, Tembisa in Ekurhuleni, South Africa but took her 14-month-old daughter, Elam, with her to the tavern.
A friend of the young mother told Daily Sun, that Asithandile and the driver agreed at the tavern they would go to her place later and he would sleep over.
"But later she refused to have sex with him," said the friend.She said the two were seen arguing loudly outside the tavern before they drove off.
Speaking to Daily Sun at her home in Ivory Park extension 2 on Saturday night, Asithandile confirmed she went drinking with a taxi driver and his friend but said she never made a sex deal.
"We never went to the tavern because it was closed. Later we dropped the friend off, but when we got to my place the driver pulled out a screwdriver and threatened me," she said.She said she jumped out of the moving car with the child. "My daughter fell on me and the man grabbed the baby and raced off. I immediately went to the police station, but the man was nowhere to be found."
The following morning a resident told her a baby’s body had been found in the bushes.
Captain Jethro Mtshali said they found a dead baby in the veld after a call from a resident. The suspect (27) was found five hours later driving the same taxi. He was detained and will appear in the Tembisa Magistrates Court today. Asithandile had to be saved from angry residents who wanted to beat her up.