An infant’s body was found in Mpumalanga at a trash.

An infant’s body was found in Mpumalanga at a trash.

The Mpumalanga police are currently investigating an incident involving the concealment of a deceased infant, which unfolded in Mogononong at Siyabuswa. The disturbing discovery was made at a dumping site on Friday, 25 August 2023, approximately at 12:00.

A spokesperson for the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, revealed that a woman who was collecting recyclable materials at the dumping site came across the lifeless body of a newborn baby. Notably, the umbilical cord was still attached to the infant. Mohlala stated that the woman promptly reported the matter to the authorities, leading to the initiation of an investigation. The mother of the infant, who is also a potential suspect, has not been located at this time.

Authorities are actively seeking information from the public about the whereabouts of the suspected mother. Individuals with any relevant information are urged to contact the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or provide details through the MYSAPSAPP. Confidentiality will be maintained for all information shared, and callers can choose to remain anonymous.

In a separate incident that occurred recently, skeletal remains of a baby were discovered by children who were playing in an informal area. This discovery took place on Hilltop Drive in Tea Estate, Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal, in June. Upon finding the remains, the children alerted their parents, who then contacted the private security entity Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) for assistance. RUSA spokesperson Prem Balram explained that their team was dispatched to the scene, and after a search, they located several bones near a bush. The matter was subsequently handed over to the South African Police Service (SAPS) for further investigation.

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