Mother speaks of anguish at seeing video of nanny flinging baby into cot Mother speaks of anguish at seeing video of nanny flinging baby into cot
A mother who captured video footage of her nanny throwing her nine-month-old baby into a cot has said she feels betrayed. Annemarie Theron, from... Mother speaks of anguish at seeing video of nanny flinging baby into cot

A mother who captured video footage of her nanny throwing her nine-month-old baby into a cot has said she feels betrayed.

Annemarie Theron, from Namibia, set up a hidden camera in the room of her child, Laila, after she spotted suspicious bruises on the girl’s body.

The nanny was caught on camera picking the baby up and carrying her roughly by her arms and legs, before flinging her into the cot.

The child can be heard screaming but is ignored by the nanny, who walks out of the room.

“It is the worst thing a mother can go through. I don’t wish it on my worst enemies,” Ms Theron told South Africa’s TimesLIVE.

“This is someone we employed to look after our child and she broke our trust.”

After watching the footage, she went to police in the southern town of Outjo.

Although the officers were initially reluctant to press charges as the film was obtained covertly, they changed their minds after watching it.

The nanny, who has worked for the family since May, was arrested last week and has been charged with attempted murder, child abuse and assault.

Ms Theron told Netwerk24 watching the footage had affected her badly, saying she had been left “broken” after placing her trust in the nanny.

“I refused to sleep, eat or drink for a couple of days afterward. It’s difficult to imagine how long this has been going on for.

“I don’t want her near my child ever again, or to pose a threat to other children.”

Obinna Onyia

  • Brit

    2017-09-21 #1 Author

    That’s so wrong

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  • Amber Darby

    2017-09-21 #2 Author

    This is sad .. that is why I am so protective of all my babies!!

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  • Cameron Pullian

    2017-09-21 #3 Author

    This is just sad. I feel like if you know your don’t know how to handle or take care of a child. You don’t need to be around or dealing with any kids.

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  • Dee Pertillo

    2017-09-21 #4 Author

    Thats crazy ……………..

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  • Chante johnson

    2017-09-21 #5 Author

    When I first saw this I dislike this

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  • Dayana

    2017-09-21 #6 Author

    It seems to me wrong that there are people like that, who hurt a baby.

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  • Jourdie m

    2017-09-21 #7 Author

    Smh what is wrong with these baby sitters now days this is the exact reason my child will be with no one but ME !!!

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  • Kamiyah

    2017-09-21 #8 Author

    – this is very crazy !

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  • Jourdie

    2017-09-21 #9 Author

    Smh what is this nanny thinking this is the exact reason why my child will not be babysitted so young!!! You can’t trust folks dog

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  • Mhia Mae Aguado

    2017-09-22 #10 Author

    That nanny must put on jail. She is not a human she just throw a gift from above like a trash how dare she is. 😠😣
    That is one of the reason why i hate nannies. 😔

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  • Fatima

    2017-09-22 #11 Author

    I probably wwould have been in jail coz i would have killed that bitch with my bare hands. I can just imagine how that morher is feeling my heart goes out to you and mommy and father. Give your baby all the love and let her know you didn’t meant for that to happen toe her. Give your baby lots of kisses and huggies from me.

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  • Mwengwe

    2017-09-22 #12 Author

    Who does that to the innocent baby. I don’t think I can get a nanny for my son. May the good lord forgive her

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  • Misty

    2017-09-23 #13 Author

    This is very sad! Glad she had cameras!

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  • Kristen Dibs

    2017-09-23 #14 Author

    The world we live in is a cruel one.we just have to be prayerful.thank God for the sense of puttx a camera…who knows what would have happened to the poor child?

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  • Tierra Barton

    2017-09-25 #15 Author

    Wow, people are crazy.

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