Baby's body wrapped 'like packet of meat'

2012-02-24 08:28

Cape Town - A 26-year-old woman has been sentenced to six years in jail for killing her baby and storing the body in a freezer like a packet of meat.

The Daily Voice reported that Buzelwa Gini strangled the baby just over a year ago, froze the body, wrapped it up and gave it to children, telling them to give the “packet of meat” to her boyfriend.

Community members in the West Side informal settlement near Villiersdorp in the Western Cape were shocked to hear of the murder.

No one, not even her own family, had known she was pregnant.

It was believed that she gave birth in toilets opposite the house she shared with her aunt.

Some believed Gini had psychological problems and an uncle said they thought she had killed the baby because she was “possessed”.

Gini was convicted of murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison of which six years were suspended for five years.

  • njdejager - 2012-02-24 08:32


      Vicker - 2012-02-24 08:54

      6 years??? 6 YEARS????? How about 25years, plus another 65 years (approximate age that baby could have lived to).... F*****g animal....

      Mattewis - 2012-02-24 09:27

      Eish, you are being "rayciss"! She was "possessed" by poverty because of Apartheid! It's funny how it's just always someone else's fault, never your own! Wasn't another baby found on a rubbish dump just a month or so ago being eaten alive by ants? Fortunately the outcome was better for in that case, and it survived in spite of its finders who didn't lift a finger to assist! At least they did alert authorities and paramedics did the rest. - 2012-02-24 09:37

      Vicker, if she'd killed the baby before it was born no-one would have said a thing - that would have been her right. Her crime was waiting until the baby was born. Be that as it may, she would have murdered in either case.

      Janice - 2012-02-24 10:59

      Some people "BELIEVED" she had phsyco problems??? NO S*IT SHERLOCK!!!

      Alan - 2012-02-24 11:50

      I wonder how much it costs per kilo?

      Kala - 2012-02-24 14:51

      Alan - You sick phuk

      chilli.stephenson1 - 2012-10-03 10:49

      @Mattewis you are right. No one ever takes responibility for there actions these days. Everyone wants to do the crime but not the time. They cry" oh poor me, i am the victim" It's such crap. and this woman only gets 6 years in prison for killing her baby. That is the worst sign of where this country is headed. 6 years. Disgusting! i mean come, people get more than 6 years for being caught stealing and selling drugs! This needs to be addressed!!!!

  • Anthony - 2012-02-24 08:33

    R.I.P. little one

  • Ken - 2012-02-24 08:38

    That is a very light sentence for what she did.

  • Sean - 2012-02-24 08:39

    6 Years, why bother?

      mariuskowie - 2012-02-24 08:46

      And a month into the 6 years, she needs to apply for medical parole. They supply a set of golf clubs and paid up membership to the golf club of your choice as part of the parole conditions. The parole officer's office is part of the 19th hole.

  • mabandla.magoqwana - 2012-02-24 08:41

    tha's terrible to kill a innocent baby like that&she deserve to go to hell.

  • dcostine - 2012-02-24 08:41

    6 years for murder!!!!

  • Elle-Black - 2012-02-24 08:42

    Why suspend some of the sentence? it's already not enough.

  • Mimi Ngqulana - 2012-02-24 08:47

    Personally I c a life sentence fit here...she will be back aft 6yrs n have another baby...sterilise her then....!

      Merven - 2012-02-24 10:09

      This is the best idea yet, if the court found you unfit for parenting, sterilize the mother and father.

  • Rudluv7 - 2012-02-24 08:48

    there's a special place reserved for this demon in hell

  • Cindy - 2012-02-24 08:48

    Death Penalty could do with people like this!

  • Natascha - 2012-02-24 08:53

    WHAT!! 6 years only. That's a sick blady joke. Pathetic justice

  • Liesbet - 2012-02-24 08:55

    I'm trying to understand.... we have a country of diverse contrasts.... If you put me in prison, I rot in week....but she doesn't even have her own bathroom, sharing it outside with others. Thus, prison would be pretty cool for her....own toilet.... clean bed... Sad, but that's how things are in SA.... So how can you punish her then? Because prison is a nice relief for her...

      Tina - 2012-02-24 09:06

      You know this because you have been in prison??

      Lucia - 2012-02-24 12:54

      Liesbet, ignore Tina's comment... she can't read!!! Tina Liesbet said IF YOU PUT ME IN PRISON, not I WAS IN PRISON!!!

  • Maria du Preez - 2012-02-24 08:57

    mothers are suppose to protect their kids - 6 years for a blantant murder ,its disgusting. Yet the worst is she'll be out in 2 yrs for good behaviour

  • rowdypat - 2012-02-24 08:58

    Stick her in a freezer !!!!

  • Aliyah - 2012-02-24 09:01

    6yrs is that all!!!! its like telling a child to go to his room and not come out until he's sorry... 6yrs my goodness,,,,

  • leonard.w.gray - 2012-02-24 09:02

    This lady is sick and deserves the death penalty.

  • Paula - 2012-02-24 09:02

    6 yrs...Really,Shame thank you highly appreciated.....The government and it courts and the constitution are just encouraging demonic acts as such and they carry on like doing us a favour....When in actual fact she does not deserve free food free bed free recreation and we the taxpayers are the ones that need to pay for it.Can some people just get some sense before taking on ruling a country and or its laws(which stuck)So pop a kid kill it and send it as a forget me not gift to your man...come on you imbeciles stop living in your darklands catch a damn wake up and rot in hell...RIP LITTLE ONE,I GOT TO BELIEVE YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE

  • Jacomi - 2012-02-24 09:05

    Speechless. RIP little angel.

      Amanda - 2012-03-14 12:38


  • raegan.mcreed - 2012-02-24 09:07

    DESPICABLE ! sub human being ... R.I.P little one

  • Primrose - 2012-02-24 09:08

    Im not condoning what she did and poverty has nothing to do with this, but the mere fact that she aborted this baby and sent it to the father states that either the man did not want to take responsibility for this baby(anyone can make a baby but it takes a man to be a father) and being young and foolish and thinking how u gonna take care of a child alone is scary, but she could have gotten help, lots of children have survived with single mothers, maybe that child was going to bring a better future for that family.

      Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-02-24 09:12

      You're right. The sad reality is that when you fall pregnant out of wedlock, chances are you will bring up that baby on your own as most men fail to take responsibility.

      Amanda - 2012-03-14 12:46

      @primrose. it doesent matter. she dont have the right to kile the bby.y did she get pregnant. most of these woman get pregnant for reason to think thy can keep men. how pathetic.

  • dmaloma - 2012-02-24 09:10

    yeslike this woman is a psycho.

  • Den - 2012-02-24 09:11

    Welcome to the new sa....

  • Lynda - 2012-02-24 09:11

    One has to wonder what kind of life this baby would have had if she had let it live. I hope she goes through hell in prison, but somehow I doubt it!

  • Mona - 2012-02-24 09:12


  • Beth - 2012-02-24 09:13

    Hoe siek kan n mens wees om so iets te doen .. !!!

  • Bryan - 2012-02-24 09:17

    WTF is an 'effective'six years in prison???? Really, this woman needs to be strung up and left to rot..!!!!

  • Rudolf - 2012-02-24 09:17

    6 years? seriously?

  • Thoka - 2012-02-24 09:21

    is this a horror Movie or alians invading our country??? Sick

  • Andrew Worrall - 2012-02-24 09:21

    Ok let me understand this. Exposing corruption under the secrecy Bill gives you 25 years. Murdering a baby is 12 years, suspended for 6. Corruption more valuable than our children? Of course! I'm so stupid. I'm such an agent.

  • Virginia - 2012-02-24 09:22

    There is absolutely no justice in this country and incidently Vicker she isn't a F*****g animal... she is a F*******g human.....!!!!!!! Animals do not behave in this way so stop comparing them. This sentence is absolutely unbelievable - she should be sentenced to death!!! Also by strangulation!!!!!!

      Heiku - 2012-02-24 09:31

      Animals do behave this way...

      Heiku - 2012-02-24 09:36

      Some examples include: fish, humans, lions.

  • Olivia - 2012-02-24 09:26

    Utter savagery, in the most barbaric way possible, WTF??!!!

  • Amanda - 2012-02-24 09:30

    How absolutely repulsive!

  • Jo-Anne Darlew Jewell - 2012-02-24 09:36


  • Karla Soares - 2012-02-24 09:36

    Six years?! What a disgrace!!!

  • Chabie - 2012-02-24 09:38

    that bastard deserved a life sentance not 6 yrs,,she is insane..

  • Julie - 2012-02-24 09:43

    Worse than animals!

      Heiku - 2012-02-24 09:51

  • Denice - 2012-02-24 09:45

    6 years for a new born? 12 years for a 1 year old? what was the judge smoking? Crime pays in this country!

  • rulinda.engel - 2012-02-24 09:45

    Only 6 years????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-02-24 09:47

    Possessed? There's always an excuse for sick behavior.. Hang her

  • Lee - 2012-02-24 09:51

    Makes me ill.

  • Evan - 2012-02-24 09:52

    I hardly think poverty is an excuse for murder, much less a sentence of six years. Why murder (yes, that's what it is) a helpless baby. Condoms are free at family planning, poverty does not cut it, nor does blaming apartheid.

      Alex - 2012-02-24 11:51

      There are also legal and affordable ways to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. This woman has no excuse.

  • Charmaine - 2012-02-24 09:54

    So many comments, This is ongoing in this world, why must poverty be blamed for murder? According to scriptures, for this present spiritual history, God says that this will happen, and we will see mankind in a drunken riot, yet not drunk, and dreadful will be the wrath of God! She must face the "Music". God has said: "Kill Not Your Children for fear of want.."No Excuse for murder, the child did no wrong. Rest In Peace Little Baby.

  • elaine.swart - 2012-02-24 10:20

    The problem is a larger one. Lack of mental healthcare, Lack of education and cultural influences regarding abortion, adoption and other alternatives. If she is disturbed she needs psychological help, needs to be in treatment or on medication. 6 years in prison will not cure her, and she will be out to mentally degenerate further? What is this world about if people are not able to recognize this? When we callously ignore those who need help and then blame them for failing in their set of circumstances?

  • Wouter - 2012-02-24 10:29

    "Some believed Gini had psychological problems...." You think?

  • symbolofmylife - 2012-02-24 10:36

    Nature beats nurture every time...

  • janine.arulnathan - 2012-02-24 10:36

    Disgusting really...there are so many couples out there that long to have children.

  • Damian - 2012-02-24 10:53


  • Rene - 2012-02-24 10:55

    Contraception is FREE! If she didn't want the child, she should never have laid on her back in the first place! RIP little angel! Rot in hell b***ch!

      Amanda - 2012-03-14 12:57

      im glad theres someone that agree with me !

  • Trudy - 2012-02-24 11:24

    They should sterilize her while she's in prison. Don't need this kind of madness breeding or her killing more future babies she may have.

  • Charl - 2012-02-24 11:41

    6 years? and that baby? he didn't even get 6 months to live?