Court waits for report in 'killer mom' case
The court is still waiting for a toxicology report that will clarify the cause of death in the case of the woman accused of killing her one-year-old daughter.
Lesego Sello, 19, allegedly stabbed her daughter on May 26 at her aunt's house in Kagiso on the West Rand.
She appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court yesterday. The case was postponed to November 29.
"It was alleged that Basetsana was poisoned as well as stabbed, and it is unclear at this stage what the cause of death was. That is what the toxicology report will determine," Sello's attorney, Nditsheni Randela, said.
During her last court appearance, at which she was granted R2,000 bail, Sergeant Frans Mosome, who appeared on behalf of investigating officer Sergeant Samuel Petlele, testified that Sello had initially fed her daughter tablets.
"... if my memory serves me well the applicant before this court gave the deceased tablets and when that did not work, she stabbed her," Mosome said.
After her arrest Sello spent two months in the Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital, and was declared mentally fit to stand trial.