Mourners fed food from freezer containing babies' bodies

2015-02-09 11:41

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East London - A shocked cleaner has described how she found the bodies of four babies stored amongst food in a refrigerator and freezer in an Eastern Cape house over the weekend.

According to an earlier report, police received a tip-off on Saturday and broke into a house in New Brighton, Mthatha, as the owner was not present at the time. The bodies of four babies were discovered in the house.

The Daily Dispatch reported on Monday that one body was found in a freezer in the dining room and three were found in a kitchen refrigerator. Three of them were in black garbage bags and one was wrapped in baby clothes. They were believed to be about a month old.

The owner of the house was in Johannesburg over the weekend, attending the funeral of her partner - who is also the father of her three children.

Foul stench

There had been a memorial service for the man in the Eastern Cape on Thursday, and mourners were fed food which came from the freezer and fridges containing the babies' bodies. Leftovers were placed back in the fridge.

According to the Daily Dispatch, a local resident went to clean the home on Saturday and noticed a foul stench. Thinking that the meat had gone off due to load shedding, she started to clean the freezers and discovered the bodies.

Neighbours were reportedly horrified by the gruesome discovery, and described the couple as friendly and religious.

Police are investigating and autopsies are being conducted.

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