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Father in court for attempted murder after throwing baby off roof

The father who threw his baby off a roof in Port Elizabeth will appear in the New Brighton Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Law enforcement officers rescued the one-year-old baby after her father threw her from the roof of a shack in Joe Slovo township in Kwadesi during tense evictions in the area.

The 38-year-old has been charged with attempted murder.

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The man was protesting against illegally-built homes being demolished in Joe Slovo.

Police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge said police grabbed the father while he simultaneously flung his daughter off the roof.

Beetge said a metro police member managed to catch the baby as she was being flung.

People whose houses were destroyed are expected outside the court on Monday morning.

Source:eNCA

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