Police are investigating a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm following the alleged physical abuse of a four year old girl in Phoenix, north of Durban.
A graphic video of the alleged child abuse has since surfaced, creating an uproar among residents and social media users.
Phoenix SAPS Communication Officer, Captain Louise Naidoo says the mother of the child who is seen kicking and punching the child in the video as well as her boyfriend have appeared at court and released on R3000 bail each
Listen to the report by Newsbreak journalist, Rachel Vadi
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