By Jonk wa Mashamba
A 28-year-old woman appeared before the Garankuwa Magistrates Court for allegedly murdering her one-month-old baby and abandoning her body in a river.
The matter was postponed to 19 July 2021 for bail application.
Miemie Mokoena (25), reportedly called the police at her home in Itsoseng, phase 2, near Hebron, on 26 June 2021 and recorded an abduction case.
She allegedly told the police that two men with a knife and a gun had approached her at her shack and had taken her baby. The two were allegedly looking for her lover.
Henry Mamothame NPA Regional Spokesperson (DPP Mmabatho) said preliminary police reports revealed that on 27 June 2021, a young girl walking past a small river in Hebron, spotted a lifeless body of an infant floating in the water.
“She then reported the matter to members of the community, who later alerted the police.
“Upon conducting an intensive investigation, police went to interrogate Mokoena and she confessed to committing the crime. She is being charged for murder, perjury and defeating the ends of justice,” Mamothame.
Mokoena will remain in police custody until her next court appearance.