‘Caregiver’ fined for assaulting toddler

A woman in Potchefstroom, South Africa has been sentenced for assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm against a young child.

 

She was arrested after the crime came to light in early January 2022.

 

A video was shared on social media. In the footage, Noria Ziburawa was seen assaulting a half-clothed toddler.

 

The 50-year-old pleaded guilty in the Potchefstroom magistrate’s court.

On the assault charge, she was ordered to pay a R3,000 fine or 18 months’ imprisonment, suspended for five years on condition she is not convicted of a similar charge during the period of suspension.

 

On the second count of being in the country illegally, she was sentenced to an R800 fine or six months’ imprisonment, of which half  the sentence is suspended for three years on condition she is not convicted of a similar charge during the period of suspension.