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MUM DUMPS BABY IN THE FRIDGE

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THIS baby girl is just four months old, but she’s already come close to losing her life three times.

And her dad says her life is in danger from her mum.Yamkela Tyhopo_160x240_B

BUT COPS TOLD THE DAD THEY CAN DO NOTHING AS THE BABY HASN’T BEEN HARMED YET.

The baby’s latest brush with death came on Saturday when she nearly suffocated in a hot, disconnected fridge.

The 38-year-old mum didn’t deny shutting her baby in the hot, disconnected fridge.

“I don’t want to kill my baby, but just get her father’s attention,” she told Daily Sun.

The mum and the 46-year-old dad can’t be named to protect their
baby’s identity.

A neighbour told the People’s Paper she found the baby in the hot fridge in the couple’s shack in Cape Town’s Kosovo squatter camp on Saturday.

The baby had been there at least 10 minutes.

When the SunTeam went with the dad to the Samora Machel Police Station on Saturday to report the incident the cops refused to open a case.

They said that unless the child was harmed there was nothing they could do.

But Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut said the father must lay a complaint with police station management.

“No one must be sent away without being helped. The father must go back to the police station to see the management and he will be helped. A complaint must be laid against the cop who refused to help, then we can take it up from there,” said Traut. The father said when his wife got angry she took out her frustrations on their baby.

He alleged that she put her baby’s life in danger twice before:

When the child was only six weeks old, the mum held her by her ankles, saying she didn’t care if the baby died.

The dad saved the child from freezing to death after her mum left her outside in a trolley.

Mum and dad have been married for more than 10 years and have two kids. He has four children from his first wife.

The dad said his wife got upset when he failed to buy their two children Christmas clothes but instead called his ex-wife before Christmas to ask how the four kids were.

The mum said: “It’s difficult to be the wife but not get the attention you deserve.

“Since my husband has been talking to his ex-wife things have been different.

“He doesn’t care about our children anymore.”

The dad said his wife put their baby in the fridge to “fix” him when he dialled her by mistake while trying to call his ex-wife.

“What kind of mother does that to her own child?’’ said the father.

“She is cruel. Things will get out of hand one day. I have made mistakes, but she shouldn’t take it out on our child.”