Dutywa police investigating after 18-month-old baby drowns in bathing basin

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - OCTOBER 27, 2016

Dutywa police have opened an inquest after an 18-month-old baby boy drowned in a basin filled with water at Xobo Village, Dutywa, on Wednesday afternoon.

It is alleged that, the baby drowned whist playing in a basin while his mother was doing her laundry.

“At this point it is not clear whether it was negligence or slippery of mind, but the police are investigating,” said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

He added that the baby was declared dead at a local clinic.