Desperate appeal for aid for poisoned babies

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Pretoria - An NGO has made a desperate appeal for aid for 20 babies who were removed from a Pretoria orphanage where they were allegedly poisoned.

It was reported on Sunday that a woman at the Malerato Centre for Hope was arrested on suspicion of trying to poison the little ones.

Orphanage principal Johanna Mashapa told the Sunday Times the woman had apparently given the children a powder with their lunch after a dispute with the management.

"We were so worried. They were vomiting and crying. They had runny stomachs and were so sick," she said.

The centre was subsequently closed down by police and the social development department and the children were moved to SOS Children’s Villages in Mamelodi.

“Since they do not have any babies in the village it has placed them in a rather desperate situation,” the village said.

SOS said any supplies would be welcome but it urgently needs:
  • Bottles
  • Formula
  • Porridge
  • Toiletries (Baby soap, Baby oil; Vaseline, bum creams; bath soap; shampoo, lotions)
  • Wet wipes, Nappies
  • Medicines (Panado; Calpol; pediatric probiflora)
  • Baby Clothes
  • Other items that may be useful to care for babies.

For further questions, SOS Village’s corporate fund developer in Mamelodi, Lisa Tom, can be contacted on 0788586048.

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