The case of a woman accused of murdering her two-year-old son was postponed by the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Zulpha Jacobs was not asked to plead and the matter was postponed until April 26 while the prosecuting authorities awaited the child’s post-mortem report.
Jacobs faces charges of murder and child abandonment after her son, Tariq, was found dead behind the Imperial Primary School in Beacon Valley, Cape Town, on December 31.
Jacobs reported Tariq missing, but was arrested when she later allegedly confessed to killing him. Tariq is the third of her children to have died in about a decade. All of them were aged two or younger,
Warrant Officer November Filander said the deaths of the other two children were also being investigated