Mother of six-year-old Alexia Nyamadzawo, whose body was found in a sugar cane plantation in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, appeared in court on Wednesday on the charge of her daughter’s murder.
It was previously reported that Alexia’s mother told police that an unknown man had opened her car door when she was speeding near Shayamoya at a speed bump. He grabbed the little girl, who was sleeping on the back seat, out of the vehicle.
The mother and her other child, 14, fled the scene and a large-scale search was started for the six-year-old, Brig said. Police spokesman Jay Naicker said.
According to a police statement on Wednesday morning, police interrogated a 42-year-old woman on Monday and charged her with murder. This woman now appears to be Alexia’s mother.
According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Fungai Nyamadzawo, 42, appeared briefly in Umhlali Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday on charges of murder, kidnapping and prosecution. News24 reports that she will remain in custody until June 10, when she will appear in court again to apply for bail.
The NPA did not want to divulge more information as the police investigation is still ongoing.