African Mother In Court For Cutting Off Penis Of Man Who Allegedly Raped & Murdered Her 5-Yr-Old Daughter

A mother has appeared in court in South Africa accused of hacking off a man's penis after he was suspected of raping and killing her five-year-old daughter. 

Veronique Makwena, 23, is charged with attempted murder alongside sister-in-law Noxolo Maneli and family friend Siyabonga Pakade for attacking a man after the body her daughter Chantelle was found in a public toilet.

Lawyer Fundile Matoto, who agreed to represent the women without fee after the case drew national attention, does not deny the attack took place but said the charges should be reduced.