Dead baby found in a stream in Diepsloot

2013-10-19 16:19

The body of a baby was found floating in a stream in Diepsloot.

“The baby was found wrapped in a plastic in a stream between Extension six and seven,” Gauteng police Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said today.

It was not clear how the baby ended up in the stream. The child’s age was not known.

On Tuesday, the bodies of Yonelisa Mali (2) and her cousin Zandile Mali (3) were found in a public toilet cubicle in Diepsloot.

Five men have been arrested for the murder and rapes on the two toddlers.

Their case was postponed to Thursday for the men to apply for legal aid.

The fifth suspect, believed to be the mastermind, was expected to appear in court on Monday.

In a separate incident, a pair of newborn babies, believed to be twins, were found abandoned in a basket in a veld in Nooitgedacht, Muldersdrift today.

“(Around) ... 9am, two new born babies were found by a patrol van... on the corner of Old Pretoria and Copperhouse Roads,” Warrant Officer Hitler Ngwenya said.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that one of the babies had died.

An inquest docket was opened, and no arrests had been made by Saturday afternoon.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said that the baby that survived was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

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