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Mdantsane mother arrested for dumping baby girl at river

Oct 30, 2018
Mdantsane mother arrested for dumping baby girl at river

A woman from Mdantsane, in East London, who allegedly abandoned her baby girl at a river stream in NU2, Mdantsane, has been traced and arrested.

"The 23-year-old woman was arrested at her NU2 home hours after the baby was found by community members and brought to the police station," said police spokespeson, Captain Nkosikho Mzuku.

"The Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offence unit took over the investigation."

He added that the baby is doing well at a local hospital.

"The suspect is due to appear in the Mdantsane Magistrate's Court on a charge of child abandonment soon."

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