Mother leaves foetus in Cape Town hospital’s bathroom



A young woman has left her foetus in a hospital in Cape Town

Police is currently looking for an unidentified young Cape Town mom.

She is in connection with a concealment of birth case after she left her foetus in a hospital bathroom.

She left the foetus after secretly giving birth to it in the bathroom there.

Western Cape police spokesperson Mihlali Majikela said the woman arrived at the hospital in Candlewood Street, Bonteheuwel, at 6.45am on Monday complaining of abdominal pains.

“The patient visited a bathroom for some time and left the building afterwards. Later that morning, a foetus was found by personnel members inside the trauma bathroom,”

Majikela said the woman was aged between 20 and 25 years, short, with short black hair. She was wearing beige/brown shorts with long socks and trainers.

“Police urge anyone with information that can help in identifying the suspect to contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Rochelle Van Schalkwyk (082-312-7221), or Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi (082-302-8437,” said Majikela.

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