Esihle Mosoeu

No PhotoName: Esihle Xoliswa Mosoeu.
Died: October 31, 2014.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pomeroy, South Africa.
Disability: “Disabled child who could not sit or stand on her own”.

Details:
Esihle’s mother strangled her because she didn’t have enough money to feed her. She was receiving child grant money for her Esihle, but she used the money to transport her to a hospital for treatment, instead of to buy food.

Perpetrator:
(Mother); pleaded guilty to murder, given suspended sentence.

Source: Child murder ‘was an act of despair’