She was found stuck some seven metres down the drainpipe.
The 32-year-old mother appeared briefly in Court B at the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court again this morning.
Botha said they want the attempted murder charge withdrawn and to have a charge of child abandonment added.
The defence will push for correctional supervision.
The case returns to court in October.
The mother is allowed to see the child under the supervision of a social worker. The little girl is being cared for at a place of safety.
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