Raped baby may recover - gynaecologist

2013-11-30 11:27

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Kimberley - A 6-week-old baby who was raped in Galeshewe, outside Kimberley, may recover, the Saturday Star reported.

Gynaecologist Jan van Soest was part of a seven-member team that operated for two hours to save the baby.

On Friday, Van Soest told the newspaper that although it was too soon after surgery, they expected the baby would recover physically and would one day be able to bear children.

She said the baby was so traumatised when she was brought to hospital on Tuesday, that doctors could not examine her until she was put under anaesthetic.

A Northern Cape man accused of raping the baby appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The case was postponed to 12 December for a formal bail application.

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