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A woman was arrested for allegedly dumping a newborn baby. Image: Pixabay

ICYMI: Newborn baby strangled, wrapped in plastic and dumped

Police said they believe the newborn baby was strangled before being wrapped in a plastic bag and dumped at a family’s doorstep in Limpopo.

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A woman was arrested for allegedly dumping a newborn baby. Image: Pixabay

Limpopo Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has ordered an immediate probe into the brutal murder of a newborn baby whose body was dumped at a certain house in Ga-Mashabela village. 

The incident happened  in the Masemola policing area on Thursday 15 September 2022 around 06:00.


Limpopo police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said according to the reports, the members of a family woke up only to find the body of a newborn baby wrapped in a plastic bag on their doorstep.

The police were immediately summoned and upon arrival they started with initial investigations.

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Ledwaba said it is believed that the baby girl who is about a day old was strangled before she was put inside the bag. It was also found that the body was already at decomposition stage.The mother of the child has not yet been identified.

“Police have opened a case of murder and the circumstances surrounding the incident will be determined by ongoing investigations,” she said. 

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A newborn baby was allegedly murdered and wrapped in a plastic bag. Image via Unsplash

Lieutenant General Hadebe said this is a very horrendous and disturbing incident. 

“We call on community members to come forward with any information about the mother of the child or about the murder to speed up the investigation.” 

Limpopo police have urged anyone with information to call the investigating officers  Warrant Officer Frank Makola on 076 618 5947 or Captain Matipa Mokonyama on 082 040 3242 or the crime stop number 0860010111or the nearest police station or MySAPSApp.

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