A newborn baby strangled to death,body found in a plastic bag

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has ordered an immediate investigation into the brutal murder of a newborn child whose body was dumped at a certain house in Ga-Mashabela village in the Masemola policing area on Thursday 15 September 2022 at about 06:00.

According to the reports, the members of this family woke up only to find the body of a newborn baby wrapped in a plastic bag on their doorstep. The Police were immediately summoned and upon arrival, they started with initial investigations.

Colonel Malesela Ledwaba of Limpopo Police said it is believed that the baby girl who is about a day old was strangled before she was put inside the bag. “It was also found that the body was already at the decomposition stage. The mother of the child has not yet been identified”.

Ledwaba said the police have opened a case of murder and the circumstances surrounding the incident will be ba determined by ongoing investigations.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Hadebe said this is a very horrendous and disturbing incident. “The investigators must be relentless in hunting down the suspect(s ) responsible for this barbaric act and bring them to book”.

Anyone with information may call the investigating officers  Warrant Officer Frank Makola on 076 618 5947 or Captain Matipa Mokonyama on 082 040 3242 or the crime stop number 0860010111or the nearest police station or MySAPSApp.

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