Pinetown Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit with Durban Search and Rescue, Pinetown Tactical Response Team as well as K9 members arrested a 30-year-old suspect at Mpumalanga area. Police were alerted by an old lady in Georgedale who heard the screams near her home on New Year's Eve. A new-born baby was found and taken to hospital for medical attention. Further investigations were conducted and police dig further, small bones were found. They were taken for DNA analysis to ascertain if they were human bones and they can be linked to the suspect.
The suspect was located at her boyfriend's place of residence where she had her luggage packed with intention to leave the area. She was immediately arrested and she will be charged for attempted murder and child abandonment.
Further investigations were conducted since there were rumours that the suspect was pregnant with twins although another child was not found. The suspect had another previous pregnancy prior to the recent one some years ago, the child was found dead at her home and was allegedly buried in a shallow grave. Investigations are in place relating to that incident and the suspect will appear in the Hammersdale Magistrates Court on 7 January 2019.
Source: South African Police Service