On October 28, Tsabane, who had taken care of little Langa since he was two months old had told the family that she had been attacked by intruders.
She was found by the little boy's mother and grandmother when they returned from work that day.
Tsabane told them that attackers had entered the house and poisoned her and Langelihle before taking off with him.
She claimed that she had been unable to make contact with the toddler’s mother or call neighbours for help.
The little boy, however, was later found dead in the family’s storeroom as medics attended to Tsabane.
Days before his funeral, Langelihle's family told SowetanLIVE sister publication TimesLIVE that the toddler had been strangled and suffocated. He had also suffered a neck fracture.
Tsabane was charged with murder and defeating the ends of justice from her hospital bed.
Langelihle’s family said they did not believe Tsabane’s version of the intruders and instead believed she carried out the murder.