Giant rats eat three-month-old baby girl alive while mum goes out drinking
The baby girl died in the Katlehong township in Johannesburg, South Africa after her mother went out all night.
The 26-year-old mother was arrested for child neglect when she returned to the shack in the early hours to find the remains of her daughter in her blood soaked bed.
Describing the horror, a neighbour said: ‘The baby could only have died a painful death. The infant’s tongue, eyes and fingers had all been eaten.
‘Besides the missing body parts, the remains of her body had bites and wounds all over that were inflicted by the sharp teeth of the rats. This woman must rot in jail.
‘She does not deserve to be a mother.’
Noluthando Mtshali, daughter of the woman’s landlady, said: ‘The only thing this woman likes is going out partying in the local shebeens [unlicensed pub].