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10 February 2012

3 arrested for illegal abortions

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.

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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)

 
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