Baby found in fridge doing well

2013-05-13 13:12

A baby girl recently found in a fridge in Daveyton, Benoni, is alive and well, police have said.

“The baby is in hospital, doing well, alive and kicking,” Captain Alfred Nakana said today.

Nurses at the hospital had named her Nompilo, which meant mother of health, he said.

Neighbours called the police when they heard noises inside a broken fridge outside a house on May 4, Nakana said.

The child’s 32-year-old mother later admitted placing the infant in the fridge. She told the police she had given birth alone and was afraid, so she decided to “throw it away”.

Nakana said the woman was arrested and appeared in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a charge of child abandonment. The case was postponed until Wednesday, he said.

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