North West mother arrested and charged for the alleged murder of her newborn baby


A North West woman (29) appeared in the Brits Magistrate’s Court yesterday for the alleged murder of her newborn baby.

It is alleged that the woman placed the newborn baby in boiling water, then wrapped the baby in plastic and buried the newborn in a shallow grave at a nearby field.

SAPS spokesperson for the North West Province, Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani stated, “According to information at our disposal, the suspect allegedly gave birth to the newborn baby at her residential place… on Friday, 12 March 2021.”

The suspect confided in her friend about the horrendous crime, who then alerted the police.

“During initial investigations, police found the body of the baby buried in a shallow grave,” said Funani.

The suspect was apprehended and charged with murder.

Provincial Commissioner of the North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena applauded the suspect’s friend for speaking out and working with the police.