Woman in court for dumping newborn baby in bin

Woman in court for dumping newborn baby in bin

Police in Mpumalanga are urging mothers to value the lives of their children.

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Police spokesperson Selvy Mohlala says the call comes after a woman was charged for dumping her baby in a bin in Mbombela on Friday.


“An incident took place at Ackerville township where police were summoned and found a certain man who told them that he was busy in the rubbish bin when he noticed a strange plastic bag.”


Mohlala says the man then discovered a fetus in a shoebox.


“He then investigated further and was surprised to find a fetus wrapped inside a shoe box which was covered by the plastic bag.


“Police immediately probed the matter and managed to locate the 36-year-old suspect who is staying near the place where the discovery was made.”


Mohlala adds that woman is facing a charge of concealment of birth.


“This comes after a 36-year-old woman from Vosman is expected to appear in the Emalahleni Magistrate's Court Friday, facing a charge of concealment of birth, which is alleged to have occurred on Wednesday.”


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