Esihle Mosoeu

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

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.

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

Child murder ‘was an act of despair’