A 21-year-old woman, her mother and a bogus doctor have been arrested for illegal abortion and concealment of birth in Zola, Soweto, Gauteng police said.
Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the three were arrested on Thursday, after a newborn baby was found dead wrapped in a plastic bag behind a toilet.
The young mother fell sick, and was taken to hospital after giving birth. It was suspected that she drank a concoction to abort the baby.
Her mother, 45, and a bogus Ugandan doctor, 30, who gave her the drink, were arrested. They were expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday.
(Sapa, February 2012)