Mom held for killing baby

2010-12-29 10:38

A Zimbabwean woman who allegedly killed her newborn baby girl was arrested in Ivory Park, Gauteng police said today.

The 18-year-old mother gave birth last week Monday and allegedly strangled her baby on Christmas Eve, Inspector Neldah Hlase said.

She then dumped the body in a drain in Kaalfontein.

“She went back to her home and lied to her husband that the baby had died in hospital,” Hlase said.

The husband later checked with the hospital and found it was not true. Police were alerted.

Hlase said yesterday the woman pointed out where she had dumped the baby’s body.

“She said she threw the baby away because the child was not her husband’s.”

The woman is due to appear in the Tembisa Magistrates’ Court soon for murder.

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