Woman held for aborting foetus

2014-04-23 00:00

A 21-YEAR-OLD woman from Snathing was arrested after aborting a foetus in a nurse’s toilet in Edendale Hospital over the weekend.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said they are investigating a case of concealment of birth. The woman was arrested and is under police guard in hospital.

A source at the hospital said they were shocked to find the foetus in the toilet basin.

The mother had claimed she had a stomach ache but nurses realised that she had aborted the foetus and when she was asked, she said it was in the toilet.

Hospital spokesperson Samkelisiwe Mncube said police are investigating and they were unable to comment.

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