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Baby dumped in toilet outside pub

2012-01-21 19:02

Mahikeng - A newborn baby boy was found in a pit latrine outside a pub near Rustenberg in the North West, police said on Saturday.

The infant is healthy and now in the care of staff at the Job Shimankana Tabane Provincial Hospital in Rustenberg.

He was found at Big Momma's pub in the Leraragatlha village in Tlhabane at 18:30 on Tuesday, North West police spokesperson Captain Tselane Nkala said.

"We are searching for a 21-year-old woman who was pregnant and then started bleeding at the pub," she said.

Police have been to the woman's home but she has not returned and police suspect she has run away.

"The woman was taken to the clinic but no-one at the pub saw her return with the baby."

A man using the toilet heard crying coming from the toilet pit and alerted the police who rescued the infant.

Police are investigating a case of attempted murder, Nkala said.

"Why a woman throws a newborn baby into a toilet pit no one knows. We need to find this mother to understand why she did this," said Nkala.

Comments
  • Tyla - 2012-01-21 19:15

    it's time people should begin to understand that having sex comes with responsebilities & consequences. Come on people, start making educated choices, there is info & comdoms & clinics with other contraceptives all over. Not knowing just doesn't cut it anymore. Throwing a baby away like that means you are a stupid coward. prove me wrong.

      Livvi Krige - 2012-01-21 20:00

      I agree holeheartedly with you. Not only are the contraceptives, condoms and clinics openly available.....they are free. Still they continue to have unprotected sex and then dump the baby in this barbaric manner.

      Anthony - 2012-01-21 20:59

      why she did this, culture ask zuma

      Pierre - 2012-01-22 01:06

      And the man that alerted the police was that also “culture”? The article did not explain the full story, she was bleeding something must have been wrong. If not lay charges. In any case this is the saddest event I have heard in a long time.

      Nicholas.Spaggiari - 2012-01-22 02:14

      What is there to understand you fool!!! She is a killer, put her behind bars or throw her in the toilet. Geezlike man, a pregnant mother, perhaps she was drinking to kill it? Man, we having a baby and I can't fathome how someone can do this. Someone please, do some surgery or something to stop her from doing it again.

      Nicholas.Spaggiari - 2012-01-22 02:17

      Perhabs it's better for the baby and it's future in the long run, at least he'll never be raised by that pathetic woman.

      Pierre - 2012-01-22 13:08

      VanillaSky, keep your wits about you. I did say this is very very sad. This is clearly not normal, she must be ill, either mentally or something physically wrong. You cannot generalise this behaviour to other people.

      Sakkie - 2012-01-23 03:55

      @Pierre: you're just as pathetic

      pierre.devilliers.9231 - 2013-02-17 04:37

      @Sakkie, go and iron your safari-suits instead of being a fool.

  • Marius - 2012-01-21 19:27

    Welcome to South Africa, The Rainbow nation, the Country with the most liberal constitution, The country where people are free to have abortions if needed, but prefer to have the child and then dumb it down an open toilet. (The open toilet because the service providers are stealing the money). Welcome. Make yourself at home.

  • Marius - 2012-01-21 19:29

    Well, the highly pregnant mother was at a pub. That explains it all.

      TJ - 2012-01-22 10:44

      @ Whitty. Have you ever heard of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? I have a fantastically beautiful foster son who has this from his 'incubator' drinking while pregnant with him. It is a life long form of brain damage that is 100% incurable but also the only one that is 100% preventable. It's the kids that suffer in the end. South Africa has one of the highest incidence of FAS in the WORLD and hardly any support structures nor awareness. I think that is something to be completely ashamed of as we are the ones that are condemning the nations kids to a life time of difficulties.

      Jou - 2012-01-22 17:24

      Whitty is a regte etterkop.

  • chris.piro2 - 2012-01-21 19:33

    this is so cruel and barbaric that at this day and time there are people keep on throwing newborn babies meanwhile there people need those childrens

  • abie.martin - 2012-01-21 19:39

    Obviously were the baby destined to stay alive! I am glad he was rescued. My only hope is that he is not an "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" baby because that is a burden on itself! I'd love to know in 20 years time what happened to him! Best of luck little boy. You have earned your living by shouting and crying from deep in the bowels of the open pit. You deserve to be given a chance to become!

  • Justine - 2012-01-21 19:41

    This is very sad. I do not have words to describe what I feel when I hear things like this. Why can the mother not leave the baby in front of a church or hospital instead of throwing it in a toilet?! Just goes to show the little respect they have for life, needless to mention the life THEY created and brought into this world.

      Ken - 2012-01-21 22:18

      Now maybe we can understand how they murder and rape us in our homes. The same people throw their babies into long drops !

  • SeeVeeDeeEl - 2012-01-21 19:45

    Call it what it is. A shebeen/tavern.

  • Ken - 2012-01-21 19:46

    Savages!

  • mario - 2012-01-21 19:59

    built more abortion clinics.

      Wendy - 2012-01-21 20:21

      How is killing a baby before birth any better than killing it after birth?

      Justine - 2012-01-21 20:27

      This is where the problem starts. By legalising abortions, "shows" todays' youth that "killing life" is "okay". Thus they think that if you can take the life before birth, it's okay to take it after birth. What is the difference? The problem should be addressed where it starts, sex. Safe sex or no sex... Knowing that NO sex IS the safest sex there is, but try to tell that to todays' youth.

      Bryn - 2012-01-21 22:16

      These comments are scary. Thank god you ladies don't make the laws around here. There is a BIG difference between 'killing' a 'baby' before birth and after birth.

      Justine - 2012-01-21 22:32

      Please tell me where is the difference in before or after birth? When a heart beats, there is life, when life is ended by human hands, whether before or after birth, it is a life that was taken, hence a killing, murder. Maybe if us ladies made the laws, life would have been more respected.

      Jen - 2012-01-22 18:09

      nee, hulle moet hulle donnerse bene toe hou

  • Nick - 2012-01-21 20:04

    People who act in this manner should not be allowed to breed in the first place!! How could anyone justify that kind of behaviour!!

      Ken - 2012-01-21 21:26

      It is the action of a savage. They also rape virgins to cure aids.

  • ronel.cousins - 2012-01-21 20:20

    Hey guys,I can't imagine what goes through a mothers heart or head to manage an act like that.I wish more institutes will do as Lighthouse Baby Shelter in Northgate.They have a kind of hole on the wall with a space in to place the baby.If anyone deposits a baby,the house-staff will be notified.More institutions like their's sHould be brought up.I wish there would be more education done around contraceptives and giving up babies in a safer manner.Good luck little one...a wing and a prayer to you..

  • Ken - 2012-01-21 20:36

    It is time that all of the potential baby dumpers were thrown into a long drop which is exactly where they belong !

      Ken - 2012-01-21 21:53

      Whoever gave me the thumbs down is a total W----r. How can you condone the discarding of a baby into a toilet you fool !

  • Greg - 2012-01-21 20:44

    please lets not judge till we know her circumstances,she could be a rape victim,incest who really knows.she needs help thats for sure.

      Anthony - 2012-01-21 21:03

      culture come to mind

      charmain.eltze - 2012-01-21 21:09

      I don't feel those, or any circumstances justifies dumping a living creature into a toilet pit. Least of all a human baby. We are supposed to be the least barbaric species on earth, but I highly doubt that sometimes.

      Justine - 2012-01-21 21:09

      I try not to judge, really I do, but I just can't seem to find anything that can justify throwing a small, helpless newborn down a toilet in a pub of all places. Circumstances do not excuse inhumanity. I'm sorry.

      Starspine - 2012-01-21 21:27

      She carried it for 8 or 9 months Greg - surely that was plenty of time to deal with those issues. You do not dump a newborn in a steaming pile of 5h!t - i´m very sorry - you do not. Ever under any circumstance. Ever - no excuse.

      Ken - 2012-01-21 21:46

      Greg, You need help.

      Jou - 2012-01-22 17:25

      She needs a running PK against the side of that broodkop.

      Jen - 2012-01-22 18:10

      a rape victim sitting in a pub heavily pregnant?????? ja.... lets not judge hey.........

  • Comrade - 2012-01-21 20:54

    and these people decide the future of our country. We are lost!

      Ken - 2012-01-21 21:10

      We are not just lost ! We are totally -----d !

      Jou - 2012-01-22 17:27

      Our leaders take showers to avoid AIDS and suggest beetroot as a cure. Whoa...I think it's all just a bad dream.

  • hgadd - 2012-01-21 21:15

    They get paid to have babies, so why shouldnt they??????

  • hgadd - 2012-01-21 21:17

    They get paid to have babies, so why shouldnt they????

  • Irene - 2012-01-21 21:32

    After giving birth the thing probably went straight back into the shebeen looking for a squeeze for the night. Disgusting!

      Pierre - 2012-01-22 01:12

      Is that your best explanation? We know she started to bleed; was it a premature birth, did she had mental problem or even was there severe strain in her family about the baby? This is an extremely sad incident that does not warrant shallow comments.

      Irene - 2012-01-22 11:39

      Oh Pierre, go and hug a tree somewhere pal. How old are you because you sure come across as extremely naive. Wake up boy because facts do not equal shallow.

      Pierre - 2012-01-22 12:54

      Irene, you don't sound particularly bright to me either. When that farmer killed a worker for calling him "sir" instead of "boss", we did not all say now that is typical famers. No we knew it was one disturbed individual. This is similar in that it is clearly a mentally or physically ill person. This was not normal.

      Jou - 2012-01-22 17:28

      A broodkop is always going to be a broodkop.

  • Trevor.Claire - 2012-01-21 21:47

    Adoption... Abortion... no, I choose the toilet. With a president that sleeps with HIV positive lesbians, what exactly do we expect from the idiots that hang on our politicians every word. Amandla.

  • Forest Gump - 2012-01-21 21:56

    At a pub an pregnant. Wtf

  • Francois Swais Fonternel - 2012-01-22 00:47

    Lol

  • Francois Swais Fonternel - 2012-01-22 00:48

    Dai deng die condom werk daie lekker

  • Niekie - 2012-01-22 06:49

    And again it goes to show that I am right to think that they are not human, but animals!

  • Kim - 2012-01-22 06:56

    I really feel that the law should start forcing men to take responsibility for their unwanted babies. The burden is too much for these young, ignorant, uneducated women and quite often, they really don't know any better. For most of them, the babies are a result of rape but woman will forever have to take the blame for the penis because penis rules!!!

  • Johan - 2012-01-22 07:36

    Not even animals would abandon their offspring this way

  • Sarah Mqoqi - 2012-01-22 08:52

    wat eva happened 2 using condoms/injections/pills? if u dnt want a baby aaargh man

  • John - 2012-01-22 09:29

    so typical , uneducated, low class scum that cant keep there legs closed . why not give the child up for adoption ? stupid b!tch will be knocking boots with some one again and get knocked up and do the same thing again..

  • Jen - 2012-01-22 18:12

    vat die ding en sny haar ovaries uit

  • Sakkie - 2012-01-23 03:52

    Typical savage

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