Mum left horrified after hidden camera 'catches nanny violently throwing baby like a doll'


  • Mum horrified when she saw the footage from a camera she set up after noticing bruises on her nine-month-old daughter
  • The nanny was charged in court for child abuse, assault and attempted murder


A nanny is facing charges of attempted murder after she was allegedly filmed violently throwing a baby into a cot.

Mum Annemarie Theron set up a hidden camera after she noticed bruises on her nine-month-old daughter Laila's neck, shoulders and under her feet.

Footage captured at her home in Namibia appears to show the family's nanny manhandling the tot, tossing her into her cot like a rag doll.

Mum Annemarie with daughter Laila and husband Johan (Image: Facebook)

Devastated mum Annemarie told Netwerk24 : "It was very emotional watching it. 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 can see Laila is so, so broken after everything."

Annemarie, reservations and marketing manager at a lodge in Namibia, and her husband Johan informed police and the nanny was arrested on Friday.

She appeared in court on Monday to face charges of child abuse, assault and attempted murder.

She was denied bail and remanded in custody until October, The Rekord reported.

The incident comes three years after a Ugandan nanny was convicted to four years in prison after she caught on camera horrifically abusing a toddler.

In the shocking footage, Jolly Tumuhiirwe was seen hitting the child viciously, throwing her on to the stone floor and then pressing her foot down on her small body.

Jolly Tumuhiirwe