Baby dumped after botched abortion, 3 arrested

2011-08-31 12:01

Three women have been arrested for throwing a baby boy into a pit toilet in Matlabeng Village, North West.

The police’s Lieutenant-Colonel Lesego Metsi said the three women, including the murdered baby’s mother, were arrested yesterday.

Metsi said the two women took the mother to an illegal clinic for an abortion on Saturday.

“She was given something to drink that was meant to abort the baby. Instead she gave birth to a healthy baby boy,” he said.

The mother went to work, leaving the baby with the two women, and told her employer about their intentions to kill her baby.“She was told by her boss to go home and take her baby before they did anything to it, but it was too late,” said Metsi.

The employer reported the matter to the police after she was told the baby had died. The three women were arrested and charged with murder.

Metsi said they would appear in the Mmabatho Magistrates Court tomorrow.

In a separate incident, a foetus was found near a sewage plant in Mmabatho, North West, on Monday.

No arrests have been made.

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