Nanny arrested in South Africa for allegedly strangling a toddler to death
A nanny has been arrested after a 20-month-old boy Langelihle Mnguni she was hired to care for was found dead in Ekurhuleni, South Africa.
The child’s distraught mother, 28-year-old Lerato Mngun, from Daveyton in Ekurhuleni, said she hired the nanny through a Tembisa-based placement agency when her son, Langelihle, was two months old.
“Why? I just want to know why,” said Lerato Mnguni.
They all lived all in harmony, until tragedy struck last Friday when Lerato returned from work.
Lerato and her aunt arrived to find the security gate locked but the door unlocked. The keys were thrown on to the kitchen floor.
“I thought she had taken my child and run off,” said Lerato.
She and her aunt eventually got into the house and said they found the nanny in her bedroom, praying on the floor, with her top off. There was allegedly a white substance around her. She had small abrasions and had vomited and defecated.