Abandoned baby - mom released on warning

2012-09-25 17:47

Johannesburg - A woman accused of abandoning her 5-month-old baby was released on a warning by the Mankweng Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Limpopo police said.

The case against Eunice Manaka, 28, was postponed to 2 October, said Constable Moses Molepo.

Patrolling police found the baby at the side of a road on Saturday night.

A tip-off led to the arrest of Manaka, who confessed to dumping the baby boy, said Molepo.

The child was being kept in a place of safety.

  • sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-25 17:58

    I have to make it my duty to teach about signs of post natal depression, Mankweng create a post for me.

      mike.dufham.7 - 2012-09-25 19:04

      Sebenza. Go and make an appointment with a psychiatrist. You are f@@@ed up

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-25 18:17

    Lock this thing up!

  • hugh.robinson.56 - 2012-09-25 18:22

    Released- Great stuff that doers not really care for the baby. Then there is the good chance that she will have half a dozen more. Why did she not go for an abortion. The state should sterilise.

  • german.mazokera - 2012-09-25 18:39

    Murder charge should be brought against her

  • gwilym.howes - 2012-09-25 18:43

    That woman committed attempted murder. It is just luck that the little one was found. PLEASE don't tell me the baby was given back to this criminal mother. How can you just warn someone about something as serious as this? Is that magistrate retarded, or does the justice system just not care anymore?

  • mike.dufham.7 - 2012-09-25 18:47

    The name says it all

  • bongile.langa - 2012-09-25 18:51

    A warning, that it! what message is the judicial court of law sending to the general public? where are we heading to???

  • nmamabolo1 - 2012-09-25 19:05

    can a 5 year old crawl?i m a 1st tym dad n my kid started crawling @ /-9 a brother out.

      ndumiso.mncwango - 2012-09-25 19:13

      A 5 year old can crawl, walk and even run

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-09-25 19:39

    Absolutely disgusting!

  • lskosana3 - 2012-09-25 20:10

    Some women don't deserve the gift of being a mother to a little, precious human being. How can you leave your small baby on the side of a road??? Unbelievable

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-09-25 22:07

    I haven't walked in her shoes - but dumping a baby on the side of the road!!! Where is the support of her family, her community. We are not sliding but rocketing back to the dark ages. God help us.

  • reinette.berg - 2012-09-25 22:58

    Where is this child's father?

      Paul - 2012-09-26 06:15

      And just imagine if it was the farther abandoning the child! He would have been locked up.

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