Mai Natasha who was in the storm after beating her child says she is alive and strong.

“Relatives of the girl’s father are with me as we speak and we were surprised to learn from social media that some are saying I hanged myself.  That is not true at all. South Africa social welfare officials visited me today at my workplace and I led them to my house where they interviewed my neighbours.

“They left satisfied that the child is safe and sound. The video clearly shows that I was not beating her but she cried over seeing her mother expressing harsh words. The father wanted to use social media to find ways of taking the child from me that is why he posted the video but it failed to work,” the Cape Town based hairdresser told H Metro