Police officer delivers fourth baby of his career

Two members of Kinkelbos police station assisted with the delivery of a baby boy in Colchester, Eastern Cape.
Two members of Kinkelbos police station assisted with the delivery of a baby boy in Colchester, Eastern Cape.
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Kinkelbos police officer Sgt Eugene Bantom and his colleague, Const Vanessa Baartman, on Tuesday helped Nozuko Befile, 44, deliver a baby boy in Colchester, Eastern Cape.

Bantom said it was the fourth time in his career that he had helped deliver a baby.

Baartman and Bantom were the first to arrive on scene after receiving a distress call about Befile, who was about to give birth with no assistance. 

Motherwell cluster commander Maj-Gen Dawie Rabie was delighted with the officers. 

“These two members have shown their level of commitment in rendering a professional service and going the extra mile for their community,” he said.

The mother and baby were taken to hospital for further medical care.


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