Baby boy – only a few hours old- found abandoned in public toilet

Photo: Twitter / @SAPoliceService

Six-month-old baby and father found dead in Randfontein

Police have launched an investigation after a six-month-old baby and her father were found dead in Randfontein, Gauteng.

Baby boy – only a few hours old- found abandoned in public toilet

Photo: Twitter / @SAPoliceService

South African Police Service (SAPS) members were called on scene after an infant baby of six months and a man were found lifeless in Randfontein, Gauteng.


The local cops were called by the deceased’s brother after he had found the six-month-old baby and her father dead in a room in Randfontein.

“The couple’s 6-month-old baby was lying on the bed. He noticed that the smoke was coming from the couple’s TV set and decoder,” SABC News reported.

“Paramedics arrived and declared the man and the baby dead. The mother was rushed to the hospital.

“Police have opened an inquest docket.”


A baby was safely brought into this world in Springs, Gauteng, thanks to two SAPS members who assisted a woman in labour pain on Friday.

According to the report, the event began when a couple arrived at the Spring SAPS station. The anguished man and pregnant woman pleaded with police to provide urgent help.

As confirmed by Arrive Alive, the incident happened on Friday night, 3 December 2021.

“The woman experienced severe labour pains and Lieutenant Colonel Mandie Davel immediately called the ambulance,” the report said.


December fire fatalities are sadly a regular feature in Cape Town. A Kraaifontein fire has killed a boy of three and a six-year-old girl.

According to the report, the tragedy struck in the early hours of Sunday morning in Sikhobongela Street, Wallacedene.

The two deceased kids lost their young lives after sustaining fatal burn wounds. Fire and rescue services were called to the scene at 01:00.

“Crews from Brackenfell and Kraaifontein were dispatched to the scene where they found a house and a number of informal structures burning, with a strong wind fanning the fire,” said City Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse via SowetanLIVE.

The Kraaifontein fire left several informal settlements burned before the blaze was distinguished around 03:00.

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