Bodies of new-born babies found in a freezer in Mthatha

FEBRUARY 9, 2015

In a gruesome find, the bodies of four new-born babies were discovered in a refrigerator in New Brighton, Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday following a tip off from a member of the public.

"Police received a tip-off on Saturday and had to break into the house because the owner was not there. Four new-born babies were discovered in a freezer.

An inquest docket has been opened," said spokesman Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela. 

The owner's backyard tenants told police that she was in Johannesburg attending a funeral, he said.

No arrests have been made.