A woman was arrested on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm after allegedly cutting off the private parts of her stepson because her husband loves his first wife more than her, according to police in Pretoria.
Police said that they have arrested 17-year-old Amanda Mkhize, after being accused of harming the 23-day-old son of her husband identified as Thando Mokoena, because she was jealous of the relationship he has with his first wife identified as Lesedi.
Julius Mokoena was rushed to the Hospital, where he is being treated. Doctors said that the baby lost his private parts, but he will survive.
Mkhize was charged with one count of causing grievous bodily harm and is currently in Police custody
Mkhize confessed that she took the child from his mother’s room, where he was sleeping. She went with him to the bathroom, where she chopped off his manhood with a kitchen knife.
Mkhize said that she did it to take revenge against the child’s mother who insulted her.
She complained that when she told her husband about the insults, he did not take any action, leading her to believe that he loves his first wife more than her.