Missing baby found, mother arrested

2010-10-06 08:01

kalahari.com

  • Cape Town
    The story told in these pages is both immensely readable and endlessly interesting, and is sure to... Now R399.00
    buy now
Cape Town - A missing Khayelitsha baby has been found dead and his mother has been arrested, Western Cape police said late on Tuesday.

"The breakthrough came after community members, three ladies, saw footage of the mother on the television. They recognised her and realised that she in fact took a baby into Greenpoint, between the shacks, and returned empty handed," said Captain Anneke van der Vyver.

The three women reported their information to the police, who immediately followed up on the information and interrogated the baby's mother.

"After the 18-year-old mother was interrogated, she took police to the spot where she dumped the baby. His body was covered with a corrugated iron plate," said Van der Vyver.

The six-week-old baby, Simamkele Baleni, was found in the informal settlement at about 21:30.

The mother was arrested for murder and perjury. She will appear in court soon.

The mother had earlier reported Baleni stolen, claiming that she handed him to a woman to hold while she used the toilet at the Khayelitsha Hospital, as she was told by the woman that the toilets were dirty.

She claimed that after she returned from the toilet, the woman and her baby were gone.

- SAPA
Read more on:    cape town
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
72 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Inside News24

 
/Fashion
 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Receptionist

Cape Town Southern Suburbs
Mpumalanga Personnel & Training Consultants
Up to R8 500 Per Month

Front End Developer

Cape Town
Datafin Recruitment

Call Centre Fraud Agent

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Cozens Recruitment Group ( Western Cape)
R28 Per Hour

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may be bothering you. A flooded mind and impulsive reactions are not a good combination as you are not thinking clearly....read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.