Two women have appeared in court for allegedly trafficking a baby, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.
According to the NPA, the baby’s mother had given birth at her boyfriend’s home in Cala and went to the hospital afterward.
Two days later, she called him to say their baby had died and had already been buried.
“She failed to show him the grave and that prompted the father to approach the police,” said NPA spokesperson Luxolo Tyali.
The baby’s mother was arrested on Thursday, 22 October.
Investigations led police to another woman, who the NPA alleges is a s.e.x worker.
She was arrested in Kempton Park, Gauteng, over the weekend and they appeared in court on Monday.