Zim teen hid newborn in satchel - report

2015-04-30 21:28

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Harare - A schoolgirl from Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo has appeared in court three months after she gave birth in secret and hid her baby in her school bag where it died, the state-controlled Chronicle reported on Thursday.

The 17-year-old was a pupil at Eveline High School, a well-known secondary school in the centre of the city.

The girl's sister found the baby in a bag in the girl's wardrobe and called her mother, who saw that the child had already died.

The girl has been charged with concealment of a birth and was remanded out of custody.

Last September a girl at another high school in Bulawayo gave birth to a baby in the school toilets. A teacher heard the baby crying and the girl was taken to hospital.

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