Crying baby rescued from pit toilet

2012-05-25 13:41

Johannesburg - A newborn baby girl is recovering in the Humansdorp Hospital on Friday after police rescued her from a pit toilet, Eastern Cape police said.

Spokesperson Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said the baby, named Precious, was a few days old.
"Precious had burn marks on her skin due to the acid [in the pit toilet]."

Patensie police received a call from a local resident at 17:45 on Wednesday about a child crying inside a pit toilet.

"Police looked inside the toilet and saw the little baby kicking and screaming inside.

"The officers demolished the zinc construction... and Constable Frankie Williams jumped inside the opening and took the baby girl out of the sullage [sewage]."

Officers cleaned her, wrapped her in a towel and drove her to hospital.

The 25-year-old mother was arrested on Thursday. She appeared in the Patensie Magistrate's Court on a charge of attempted murder on Friday.

The case was postponed to June 12 and bail was set at R500.

  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-05-25 13:46

    Chuck her in prison and throw away the key! Take some responsibility for your actions girl! btw you suck!

      Elizabeth - 2012-05-25 14:19

      Better still, chuck the mother down a pit toilet and thereafter send her to prison....

      Jack - 2012-05-25 14:37

      The people in SA are disgusting!! How low can one get, this must be the lowest life form on the planet. The mentality is scary!!

      Michael - 2012-05-25 14:57

      Well one thing for certain this 25 year old is joining others who got away scot free, like the Waterkloof 4 and Bees Roux.What's good for the goose......

      eil33nn - 2012-05-25 18:44

      @micheal, the waterkloof 4 did not get away, they went to jail...and rightly so

      Vandross - 2012-05-26 10:32

      A bail was set to R500 Mxm so is it really a good idea to release someone on R500 even though they literrally tried to kill someone? Come on now this is disgusting as hell

  • Gareth - 2012-05-25 13:46

    R500 for F&^*$%& bail.... You must be kidding me. Rot in Hell B*&^H

      Peter-Peter - 2012-05-25 14:21

      Isnt it strange how its always R500.00 bail? for murders, robbers, thieves etc...makes one think, that the judiciary grants the bail at that amount, because they know it can be paid in the governments pocket, and a killer on the streets again

  • Chris - 2012-05-25 13:52

    The bail should be R 5 000 000.00 and the mother should be jailed without the possibility of parole, it's disgusting that people behave in such poor manner, a life is precious and always will be.

      eil33nn - 2012-05-25 14:00

      And sterilize her, so she never can have children again!

  • gia.ellis.5 - 2012-05-25 13:57

    There are people out there pray and hoping for a little baby and this mother does tho, you should be in trown in jail and they should lose the key.

  • Sharon - 2012-05-25 14:00

    Bail was set at R500. I can only shake my head. At 25 I would expect the mother to have at least a measure of maturity, common sense and responsibility. Maybe I should lower my expectations...

  • Nigel - 2012-05-25 14:07

    Even animals don't do this.

      Dee - 2012-05-25 14:38

      Infanticide is quite common in nature. And we are but mere mammals, with infanticide (correctly) a social taboo - but as I sit at my laptop "self actualising' on the Maslows Heirarchy of Needs, cannot help but think of the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual IMPOVERISHMENT it takes for a human mother to deliver her baby into a communal long-drop. There by the Grace of God perhaps go I.

      Carol - 2012-05-25 14:50


      Nigel - 2012-05-25 14:56

      @ Dee - of course you're right, but you should further explain this behaviour - why do animals sometimes do this. Then we can further compare whether the same explanation/theory can be applied to this disgusting practice which is on the increase. Once you've done that, you're answer would be complete.

      Dee - 2012-05-25 17:18

      Nigel - a number of reasons given in the Wiki info on various circumstances of animal & human infanticide. (And I seem to recall also hearing of cases where e.g. lions kill one cub during times of shortage?). I don't know facts of why this mother did what she did ..... which is why my post was about 'trying to imagine what impoverishment'....

  • Gavin - 2012-05-25 14:07

    R500-00 for attempting to murder your child, she will run like the wind. I drove 102km/h in a 80km/h zone and got a wopping R2000.00 fine. You got to love this country

  • Leslie - 2012-05-25 14:15

    In a case like this, the mother should be sterilised, mandatory. Then again, I am quite barbaric, because I believe that rapists and child molesters should be castrated too!

  • Piet - 2012-05-25 14:16

    Wow bail only R500,00 Life become so cheap !!!

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-25 14:18

    See why we need the death penalty!!!!!

  • Sandra - 2012-05-25 14:20

    please government i dont want my tx money to support unworthy people anymore... bring back the lethal injection

  • Simone - 2012-05-25 14:30

    R500????????? absolutely pathetic!!!!

  • winston.mullany - 2012-05-25 14:37

    Well done Constable Frankie Williams for getting in there! As for the woman, what can you say???? Oxygen thief!!!!

  • Natalie - 2012-05-25 14:39

    throw the mother in a pit toilet. so many women willing to adopt babies, unable to have their own

  • Rob - 2012-05-25 14:41

    So angry now.

  • Phillip - 2012-05-25 14:47

    My president flies, through azure skies, four jets for security. What wonderful pomp, what awesome prestige, for the big man of MY ANC. My child is ill, no money, nor pill, no clinic nor doctor to see. But, oh the joy - the unspeakable joy, to sacrifice for MY ANC. What a wonderful thing, this hundred year bling, laid bare for all to see. Drink more sweet champagne, through my lips again, oh, generous MY ANC. My bed is floating, it's raining inside, the kids are crying in fear. Please take my brain, to ease my pain, oh, wonderful MY ANC. Build your mansions, and drive your cars, your outsized Carducci on me. But remember your pledgen, of my place in heaven, oh, God-given MY ANC. Here lies Sophie, at last at peace, her weary bones now free, Slave no more, to the ghost enemy, soft laid to rest, by HER ANC. The past is gone, the victory won, my leaders in love with me. Though sufferings reign, I give for their gain, for the truth, of MY ANC.

      Genet - 2012-05-26 11:03

      So very well written. Thankyou.

  • Timothy - 2012-05-25 14:48

    Another example of African morals and respect which are the cornerstones of African culture.

  • Gavin - 2012-05-25 14:59

    f me, just when you thought you'd seen the worst people are capable of we have a week where someone kills a 5 month old baby and someone dumps a baby baby in a toilet pit ? I ask you with tears in my eyes - what the hell is happening to our beautiful country ????? I have no mercy for people like this, if you intentionally hurt a child, your number is up, you can get the f off my planet.

  • Adri - 2012-05-25 15:04

    This is so sad....what is the world coming too....Very good people struggle to have babies of their own....the Govt. should relook the whole adoption process and BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!!!! Hope the judge orders her to have a historectomy - to avoid future attempt to murder charges against this worthless-spineless-######less person.

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-05-25 15:13

    What sort of neanderthal is callous enough to throw a newborn into a toilet??? Sorry, but these are not human beings. Never mind prison, this is when a 2nd hand Pirelli Tyre, petrol and matches are called for.

  • Heinrich - 2012-05-25 15:16

    I think R500 bail is a joke! MURDERER's (attempted or otherwise) SHOULD NOT GET BAIL!!!!!! I'm not sure? Is it racist for me thinking this?

  • Mia - 2012-05-25 15:23

    how can someone do this to a child! If you don't want a baby then keep your legs closed!

      danny.levin.351 - 2012-05-25 17:29

      Sorry Mia, judging form how vehemently they are defending Zooma's right to keep sticking his spear into every skirt he sees because it is part of their culture I doubt that they can. it takes two to tango.....

  • Sophy Gumede - 2012-05-25 16:59

    realy r500 is a joke,y dis people keeps getin pregnant and mak da inocent babies to suffer!

  • Jack - 2012-05-25 17:56

    pit toilet--baby= guess what colour?

  • Warwick Bristow - 2012-05-25 18:53

    This is as bad as abortion. You are still murdering a child.

  • phillip.crossley - 2012-05-25 19:18

    What kind of person.... !!! and don't tell me it's lack of education!

  • nyiko.cute - 2012-05-25 20:21

    I'ts so inhuman

  • mapelo.tlowane - 2012-05-25 22:34

    She is not human how do u do that to an innocent soul,what happened to adoption i mean really ,of all things pit toilet,she is a disgrace

  • Coral - 2012-05-26 09:57

    R500 bail SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-26 12:11

    Constable Frankie Williams deserve a medal. The baby deseve a good home and the mother deserve jail time.

  • Rob - 2012-05-26 15:51

    This is attempted murder. Put the kid up for adoption 'he/she deserves it' As for the Mother, she will produce another one in 9 months time, and what will she do then. Why is life so 'cheap' to these people... Where else in the world does one hear of mothers throwing their new born into a 'pit toilet' Disgusting. May you rot in hell..

  • Rob - 2012-05-26 15:53

    R500,00 for the life of a 'baby'....

  • Mable - 2012-05-26 16:04

    Bail set at R500?Really???

  • loftycrane - 2012-05-26 18:36

    Constable Frankie Williams should be commended!

  • Virginia - 2012-06-01 14:39

    Throw her in the Septic Tank, Seal the lid shut and that's it. Soo simple! I suppose though a "kind" social worker will re-unite this mite with this disgusting mother.

  • Charnelle - 2012-06-02 16:15

    No value for human life, she is a monster. An absolute monster.

  • derick.dickey.3 - 2012-06-07 21:35

    Well that's just sick!!! WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE MOMMA?

  • Virginia - 2012-06-12 07:39

    Throw this mother into the pit toilet and bolt down and lid and just walk away.

  • davidene.michaels - 2012-06-18 12:31

    oh my word!how can they let a woman who tried to kill her own baby out on R500 bail.Just show that we can"t really count on the Justice system of today.

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