26-year-old Kraaifontein woman was arrested for murder after dumping her nine-day-old baby on an open field near Old Paarl Road.
Officers with the Kraaifontein
police Family Violence, Child Protection and
Sexual Offences (FCS) unit arrested the woman in France Street, Bloekombos on
Thursday July 23 after family members asked her where the baby, which she had given birth to on Tuesday July 14, was.
She is due to appear at Blue Down’s Magistrate’s Court this week.
for Kraaifontein police, Captain Hein Hendricks said a post mortem would be
conducted to determine the cause of death.