Durban municipal worker finds foetus in beachfront dustbin

Police search and rescue members were called in after a Durban municipal worker found a foetus in a dustbin on Thursday.
Police search and rescue members were called in after a Durban municipal worker found a foetus in a dustbin on Thursday.
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A municipal worker made a grim discovery while emptying a dustbin at the Durban beachfront on Thursday.

Members of the SAPS and Metro Police Search and Rescue units were dispatched after the Durban Solid Waste worker found a female foetus in a bin on a pier near Wedge Beach.

Police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said: “A case of concealment of birth was opened at Durban Central for investigation.”

Earlier this month a 23-year-old woman from KwaNdengezi near Pinetown was arrested and charged with murder after a foetus was found buried on a property she lived at.

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