Khayelitsha mom will not apply for bail

2010-10-07 14:02

A 17-year-old girl accused of murdering her baby after claiming that the boy had been kidnapped would not apply for bail, the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court has heard.

“Her lawyers indicated that she will not apply for bail at this stage. She will be taken to a place of safety for further detention until her next court appearance,” said Captain Anneke van der Vyver.

The case was postponed to November 5.

On Monday, the young mother, who cannot be identified since she is a minor, claimed her six-week-old baby boy had been stolen from her at the Khayelitsha Day Hospital.

She told police that a woman offered to hold her baby while she went to the toilet, and that on return she found the woman and the baby had disappeared.

The baby’s body was found under corrugated iron sheets at the Green Point informal settlement a day later.

The minor faces charges of murder and perjury.

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