Homeless man discovers foetus in roadside bin in uMhlanga

By Jolene Marriah-Maharaj Time of article published Nov 19, 2021

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Durban - A homeless man found a foetus in a roadside bin in Sunningdale, uMhlanga on Thursday afternoon.

According to Shawn Herbst from Netcare 911, they responded to reports of a foetus found in a refuse bin near a park in Sunningdale Durban.

“Reports indicate that while searching a roadside bin, a homeless man found a blood-stained blanket.

“The man ran to the nearest house to alert the homeowner, who alerted Marshall Security. When medics arrived on the scene, they found an unborn fetus. Sadly, there were no signs of life.”

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele police received information of an inquest at Village Way in the Sunningdale area.

“Upon arrival, police were notified by paramedics that a foetus was found wrapped in a towel and placed in a bin. A case of concealment of birth has been opened at Durban North SAPS for investigation.”


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