THERE is a new fashion in kasi of Mamelodi East, Tshwane. This is to throw away your unwanted newborn babies at an illegal dumping site.
This year alone, 28 babies were found dumped in the township. Last Tuesday, two more dead babies were discovered there. One baby was in a small bucket wrapped in a black plastic bag.
It was found on the illegal dumping site next to Koos Matli Primary School at about 8am.
The horror discovery was made by recycler Maria Bayane (55) at about 8 o’clock. Maria told Daily Sun she was looking for plastic when she opened the small black plastic bag, to discover a baby in a little bucket inside.
“I nearly fainted. I felt pain as if though it was mine. I don’t know if I will sleep tonight. This is becoming a fashion in kasi.”
The other baby was found wrapped in cardboard on an illegal dumpsite in Ikageng Hall.
The horror discovery was made by Street cleaner Thembi Letsoalo (42) found the baby. “What kind of a human being does such a cruel thing? I think legalising abortion was a mistake because now young people make kids and abort them in this bad way.”
Outraged kasi mum Lesego Khoza (23) charged: “It is becoming a fashion for women to give birth and throw babies on illegal dumpsites. Government should do something.about it.”
Councillor Johanna Matentshe stated: “These babies bring to 28 the babies found dumped and dead in Mamelodi East since January this year. As the ANC Women’s League, we will ensure we mobilise the women of Mamelodi to explain how to prevent and to plan for a child. There are homes like Malerato Centre for Hope.”
Michael Mbewe from Mamelodi East police confirmed that cases of concealment of birth were being investigated.
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