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Residents of  San Martin apartment block in Hillbrow  were left shocked when a 41-year-old mother hurled her son to the ground before jumping to her death shortly afterwards.

Speaking to the  Inner-City Gazette Hillbrow police spokesman Mduduzi Zondo said the circumstances surrounding the incident were being investigated.

“The woman was in a separate room while her husband was in another at the flat. The husband tells us that everything was well until he went to the room his wife was in and he saw that the woman was not in the room so when he looked outside the open window he saw them laying on the ground‚“ Zondo said.

“A case of murder and an inquest docket has been opened,It is not yet clear what made the woman do it “ Zondo said police investigations were under way.

Just five months ago, another youngster sustained critical injuries at the hands of his parent when he was stabbed to death and then also thrown from a Hillbrow building.

In July, the three-year-old’s father held him hostage for hours at the Crest View apartment block before throwing him from the sixth-floor balcony of their Hillbrow flat.

While the child managed to survive the incident, his father died after jumping from the same balcony and was apparently also shot by police as he fell to his death.

Community members have condemned social media users for circulating the pictures of the gruesome incident on social media platforms showing the tiny body of the little boy alongside his mother covered in silver body foil on the busy street.

Editor’s note: For information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact Suicide Crisis  Line at 0800 567 567  or the Crisis Text Line at 31393. Both provide free, anonymous support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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