Abandoned baby found on Cape Town station deck

Police in Cape Town are searching for a woman who had abandoned a baby behind a container on the Cape Town station deck on Wednesday, September 23. A homeless man watched the incident unfold and reported it to police. Police Service spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said: “According to reports[…]

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2-year-old boy and father shot dead in Bonteheuwel

A two-year-old boy shot in Bonteheuwel died of his injuries after his father passed away on Wednesday night. Zhario and his father Mogamat Johnson were shot in a drive-by shooting on the corner of Tolbos and Bonteheuwel avenue, suspected to be gang-related. Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk[…]

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MPlain mother arrested for murdering newborn baby

A 32 year-old woman has been charged for murder, after she allegedly choked her newborn son to death and hid him under a mattress. The woman was arrested over the weekend and will appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrates Court tomorrow. The Western Cape Department of Social Development has confirmed[…]

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Disaster risk management officials deliver baby boy

Two City of Cape Town disaster risk management officials helped deliver a baby boy in a public bathroom near Bakoven on Sunday, the City said. The two officials – Sam Freeman and Dominique Daniels were on duty assisting with the Identikidz programme, said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety[…]

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Body of newborn boy found in mall bathroom

The body of a newborn baby boy was discovered in the bathroom of a mall in Somerset West on Friday morning, Western Cape police confirmed. An inquest was opened after the gruesome discovery at 08:00, said Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut. It is understood that a cleaner at Somerset Mall found[…]

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Murdered baby to be buried today

The funeral of seven-month-old Inganathi Mnyani, who was killed by her mother’s boyfriend, will be held in Philippi, Cape Town on Thursday. Zukile Nakupi allegedly flung Inganathi Mnyani against the ceiling, walls and prepaid electricity meter of her mother’s Philippi home last Monday. He was arrested last Thursday. The couple[…]

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Alleged baby killer to stay in custody

The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s 7-month-old baby made a brief appearance in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Zukile Nakupi was arrested on Thursday. He allegedly flung Inganathi Mnandi against the ceiling, walls and prepaid electricity meter of her mother’s Philippi home last Monday. The couple allegedly started[…]

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Baby dies from tear gas inhalation near Bethlehem

An eight-month-old Palestinian baby died Friday from tear gas inhalation in Beit Fajjar village south of Bethlehem during clashes in the area, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. The ministry said in a statement that Ramadan Mohammad Faisal Thawabta died after inhaling tear gas when clashes erupted nearby between Palestinians[…]

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