CrimeBody of baby found at Azania gate 8, Embalenhle

Body of baby found at Azania gate 8, Embalenhle


A shocking discovery as the community from Azania Gate 8 eMbalenhle, near the Old Mine informal settlements, discovered the body of a newborn baby.

The discovery was made on Thursday October 8

The circumstances around the discovery are still unknown. According to a passer-by, he saw dogs busy near the river (Welas).

As he approached the area the dogs ran away. He was shocked to see what appeared to be the head of a small baby. 

ALSO READ: GMM forensic report tabled by MEC today


Police and all emergency personnel were summoned to the scene and medical rescue confirmed that those were the remains of the baby.

Police removing the body of the baby
Police removing the body of the baby. Photo supplied

No further information available police are still investigating.

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Body of baby found at Azania gate 8, Embalenhle

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