News24 | E Cape mother assaulted by community members for allegedly dumping dead baby in bushes

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An Eastern Cape woman will be charged with murder after the body of her 11-month-old baby girl was found dumped in bushes.

Candice Bezuidenhout/ News24

A 27-year-old woman from the Nonyevu area in the Eastern Cape town of Port St Johns is facing a charge of murder after the body of her 11-month-old baby girl was found wrapped in a towel and dumped in bushes close to where she lives. 

Police spokesperson Captain Welile Matyolo said the gruesome discovery was made on Friday by a man who had gone into the bushes to answer a call of nature. 

“He found the baby in a refuse bag [and] alerted the community members. The mother was [then] traced,” said Matyolo. 

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