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Cape Town man stabs toddler at birthday party in self-defence

Man claims he stabbed 18 month old toddler in self defence
Cape Town birthday party

The family of an 18-month-old toddler who was stabbed in the head at a Cape Town birthday party are livid after the accused claimed they committed the stabbing in self defence.

Lillian Mukidi the toddler’s grandmother said Heres was at a birthday party at a Cape Town complex last Sunday and was playing in a common area when she suddenly disappeared.

Her panicked family eventually saw her walking out of a flat with an injury to her head. The search party went into the flat and allegedly found blood on the floor.The family was told the attack was in “self-defence”, which they found ludicrous.

Heres’ grandfather, Alex, said the family felt it might be a hate crime because they were originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Sello Richard was arrested on Sunday and faces a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut confirmed that a toddler was stabbed with a knife once in the head between 19:00 and 20:40.

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