Evil in a human form

heartless killing

A man is sent to jail in the apartheid times in South Africa leaving a wife and children,so the man is sent to jail for a long time the woman starts to get lonely so she finds a boyfriend and he keeps her company but down the line she fall pregnant by her boyfriend and it is obvious in the community that she was cheating on her husband because he is in jail.

few months after the baby is born her husband is released from jail and when he gets home he finds out that his wife had a child by another and the wife explains to him that she was lonely and the man acts as if he understands.At night the man wants to make love to his wife but they are disturbed a the crying new born baby and then man gets so upset that in the morning he undressed the baby and placed him outside in the hot sun and he had an axe in his hand and told his wife that if anyone tries to save the baby he will hack them with the axe.the baby cried himself to death because of the heat from the hot sun.

Nothing was done about the killing of the infant and the wife stayed with him after the cruel act

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Emeraldgreen21 4 years ago from South Africa

That doesn't change anything Moiponetsoka. Even if it happened 50 years ago,if the man who did it is still alive, he can be brought to trial for it. You should be going to the police about this. This is a perfect example of how people get away with murder and all because those around them do not care enough to stand up and say something. Then again, you've published this for the world to see and read, so who knows. Someone who knows you or your family may still read this and notify the police.


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moiponetsoka 4 years ago from South Africa Author

yes I know Emeraldgreen21 its more than 30 years ago the witness kept quite the mother nothing i say will do any change by then i was not even born.


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Emeraldgreen21 4 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for sharing your story Moiponetsoka. If this happened in your family and you know who murdered that child, you should go to the authorities and report it. There's no time limit on this type of thing and if you murder another human being you can be brought to justice for it regardless of how long it's been. I understand abuse and have witnessed and endured it firsthand myself, so I know where you're coming from, but if this truly happened, someone should say something. It's no use saying nothing was done if everyone else, including the mother, knew about it and chose to remain silent. It's because of the silence that so many women and children have to put up with abuse in a society where there are laws to protect them from it.


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moiponetsoka 4 years ago from South Africa Author

@Emerladgree21 i am also South African and this story i was told by my mother and man in the story is related to my father which makes him my uncle this story happened in Limpopo years ago and nothing was done about it and my uncles wife said nothing because she was afraid of being killed.

I am a victim of abuse and i know there are laws that protect abused kids if the abuse is reported. i was abused by my father and my mother never stood up to do anything about it and i endured it untill i was old enough to leave


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Emeraldgreen21 4 years ago from South Africa

I agree that child abuse is inexcusable regardless of how and when it happened, but whether it happened during the apartheid era or otherwise is irrelevant. This article creates the impression that South Africans are backward, lawless, and cruel. @Moonlake: I am South African, and yes there are laws against child abuse here. This may be an urban legend, because it's extremely unlikely that this would really happen, everyone would hear about it, and yet, no one would report it to the authorities.


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moiponetsoka 4 years ago from South Africa Author

@moonlake me too when i heard the story from my mom my insides boiled


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

How terrible. She is as guilty as him for not trying to save the baby I would have let him ax me before I would have left my baby in the sun. Sad story. Are there no laws that no one came after this man?

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