Baby selling: mom’s plea postponed

2015-11-24 10:45


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Pietermaritzburg - Expectations that the woman charged with selling her child on Gumtree would enter a plea at the regional court yesterday failed to materialise.

Instead the woman, whose name is being withheld to protect her child’s identity, held further consultations with her new legal aid attorney before the case was postponed until November 30.

The court has been told the woman is considering pleading guilty.

She is facing a charge under the Human Trafficking Act for allegedly selling her child to a police trap for R5 000 after placing an advertisement on Gumtree.

Police set up a sting operation at a local food outlet in response to the advertisement and arrested the woman.

The 20-year-old woman abandoned her application for bail last month and instead indicated that she planned to plead guilty.

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