The body of a four-month-old baby was found floating in a river in the Isithebe area on Saturday morning.
THE BODY OF THE BABY WAS FOUND FLOATING IN THE RIVER
According to IPSS Medical Rescue, the baby went missing the previous evening during load shedding. Despite family and community searching throughout the night, the baby was not found.
On Saturday morning, members of the community spotted the body while they were walking next to the river.
THE BABY WENT MISSING DURING LOAD SHEDDING THE PREVIOUS EVENING
Paramedics and SAPS responded to reports of a body floating in a river in the Isithebe area.
“Sadly, on the arrival of paramedics, it was discovered the body was that of a four-month-old baby.”IPSS
POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE BABY’S DEATH
Police were on the scene to investigate the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death.
It is not yet clear how the baby ended up in the river or who took the baby during load shedding.
Meanwhile, earlier this month, a hefty sentence was handed down to a young mother from Belfast, in Mpumalanga, who stabbed her newborn baby girl to death with scissors.
THE HEFTY SENTENCE WAS HANDED DOWN IN BELFAST
According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Regional Spokesperson Monica Nyuswa, the horrific murder took place last year.
Phindile Sibiya (26), from Belfast, in the district of Bushbuckridge, pleaded guilty to intentionally killing her infant and burying her in a shallow grave.
The young mother told the court that she met a certain man last year who had visited her homestead in Belfast Trust.