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A young woman from the Point area appeared in the Durban Magistrates’ Court for trying to kill her boyfriend and killing her four-month-old baby by pouring boiling water on them.

Thulile Mili Myeka was arrested last Tuesday in Glenmore.

On Friday, prosecutor Calvin Govender told magistrate Mahomed Motala that Myeka had gone with her son, Anele, to her berk’s house on August 19 to get milk for the baby.

There was an altercation between the two, when her boyfriend did not buy the milk.

She allegedly threw the boiling water on her boyfriend, and her child was also burnt.

Her baby died in hospital from his injuries.