Newborn found at dumping site

A passerby made a gruesome discovery of a newborn dumped at a dumping site in Mjejane  near Komatipoort on Sunday afternoon.

According to reports, the body had started changing from its original colour. Police and emergency were called to the scene where the baby was declared dead.

“Due to the condition of the child’s body, police can not confirm the child’s gender at the moment pending further investigation.Police have since instituted an investigation surrounding the child’s death. Currently police can not confirm if the child was dumped alive or dead,” reads a police statement.

READ | Daughter sentenced to 20 years for mother’s murder

Police urge anyone who might have information about the child’s mother to contact Komatipoort standby investigating officer Sergeant Vusimuzi Thobela on 072 196 8225. Alternatively members of the community can contact the Crime Stop number on 086000 10111 or information can be sent via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated with high level of confidentiality.


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