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Miracle baby's death a 'secret'

By unknown | Jul 31, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

The Limpopo baby born with four legs has been buried.

The miracle baby was buried at her mother's home village near Lebowakgomo on Sunday after the body was returned to the family the same day.

The baby's father said yesterday that they felt it would be best for family members only to attend the funeral.

"I can confirm that we have held a private funeral for the baby and that it was a family agreement not to invite anyone from outside of the two families," said the 28-year-old man.

He said everybody would be invited to a later ceremony to unveil the baby's tombstone.

"We are busy with preparations to arrange for the ceremony to unveil the tombstone of the baby because we believe that is the best way to appreciate what God gave us, though for a short spell," he said.

He said the cause of death was a private matter.

"We have decided as a family to keep the postmortem results a secret and we want people to respect that," he said.

Zanele Mngadi, Gauteng health department spokesman, said it was for the family to decide whether to disclose the results to the public or not.


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