The Phoenix mother and her boyfriend who face charges of attempted murder of the woman’s four-year-old daughter made their fourth appearance at the Verulam Magistrates’ Court this morning and had their bail extended to 14 June 2018.

The 25-year-old mother and her 20-year-old boyfriend are currently out on R3 000 bail with stipulated conditions including that the duo are prohibited from any contact with the four-year-old child. The case has been postponed to June as investigations into the matter are still underway. The accused cannot be named to protect the identity of the minor.

It is believed that it was the child’s recurring ‘wetting herself’ issue that sparked the boyfriend and the child’s mum’s anger and fury and subsequent violent assault of the little girl on video. The video went viral and unleashed the wrath of the community which led to the burning of a vehicle at the boyfriend’s parents’ property shortly after it was leaked.

The abused child is believed to be recovering from the grave injuries sustained during the brutal assault.