Woman to appear in court for concealing birth

DURBAN – On 26 July 2022 at 14:00, Inanda police were called out to Amaoti where the community reportedly apprehended a 25-year-old woman who was suspected of killing her baby. On arrival at the scene, police established that the community had forced the woman to dig up the shallow grave where the remains of her baby were buried.

The woman was arrested and detained at Inanda SAPS where she was charged with birth concealment, whilst the body of the baby was transported to a local mortuary. She will appear before Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 28 July 2022.

It is alleged that the woman was pregnant and when she was found without a baby, the neighbours became suspicious and interrogated her. She later told neighbours that the child had died.

Source: South African Police Service



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