A 16-month-old girl was stabbed to death by her own father during a domestic dispute on Bloemhof Farm on Thursday.
Alime Mbasha, was cut and stabbed in the neck and chest. She died at the scene.
According to Captain Malcolm Pojie, the incident was triggered by a domestic dispute between the father and his partner.
”Whilst fighting with his partner over work on a farm in a neighbouring town (Witsand), the suspect grabbed hold of the child, took her outside the dwelling, where he fatally stabbed the child,” he said.
The little girl’s father, 33, was arrested and detained at Swellendam police station.
He is expected to appear on charges of murder in the Swellendam Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Pojie said the child’s 24-year-old mother had sustained minor injuries during the attack.