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Student arrested by Mthatha police after infant found dumped in campus toilet

Oct 15, 2019
Student arrested by Mthatha police after infant found dumped in campus toilet

Mthatha - An 18-year-old student was arrested by Mthatha police after an infant was found in a toilet wrapped in a plastic bag at a campus on Monday, at about 15:00hrs.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni, the name of the college/university cannot be divulged in order to protect it's image.

"It is alleged that the woman had a misunderstanding with the father of the child, which caused her to abort the child," he described.

"She will be appearing in Mthatha Magistrate Court on Tuesday."

Meanwhile, Capt Tonjeni said that two men from Qumbu aged 34 and 40 years respectively were arrested by Sulenkama Vispol members after they received an information about unknown men, who were transporting sheep in a bakkie at Sithaleni locality in Sulenkama on Monday, at about 17h00.

"They were arrested at Sangqu in Sulenkama afer failing to produce papers for the stock and five mixed sheep and a lamb not branded were recovered and their Isuzu bakkie was confiscated."

He said that the stock was impounded at Qumbu Pound and anyone, who might have lost his stock may visit Qumbu Stock Theft Unit.

"The South African Police is committed in protecting the citizens of this country and their property," said SAPS District Commissioner, Major General Mhlangenqaba Kanuka.

"Let's work together in fighting stock theft. We encourage people to brand their livestock as it makes things easier for them in identifying and claiming it."

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