‘She’s my flesh and blood ...’

By Drum Digital
10 June 2014

Last year an East Rand mother realised her baby was swapped at birth and her beloved “son” was not her child. Now she wants access to her little girl

The thought probably crosses the mind of many moms going into hospital to give birth: “What if the baby I take home isn’t the one I brought into the world?” Luckily for most mothers this is an unfounded fear but for two East Rand women it’s become a horrible reality.

Four years ago their babies were switched at Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg on Gauteng’s East Rand. A legal battle now looms as one of the mothers wants her biological child back – and the other seems reluctant to give up the little girl.

Read more in DRUM: 12 June 2014

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