Two-year-old PE girl on life support after being assaulted

15:18 (GMT+2) Fri, 11 Jan 2019

Port Elizabeth police are investigating the attempted murder of a two-year-old girl who had allegedly been assaulted and was hurriedly dropped off at a clinic in Motherwell on Monday.

Police spokesperson, Captain Andre' Beetge, said clinic staff immediately transferred the child to Dora Nginza hospital where she is on life support after suffering serious head injuries.

He said the woman who took the child to the clinic refused to give her own name and only supplied the child's name, Mazi.

"SAPS were notified of the incident on 10 January by the hospital social worker and an attempted murder case was opened," he said.

This is being investigated by the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit.

Beetge says anyone who may have information that can assist the police in this investigation should contact Captain Michael Shannagen at 082 779 7292.