A woman will appear in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court on 25 May facing a murder charge after being linked to the new born baby girl that was found in a landfill in February. The baby was estimated to have been between two to seven days old. The community and staff working at the dumpsite made the discovery.
The baby was still alive when found, but later passed away in the arms of a resident, while paramedics were checking for vital signs. It seemed that the bay was abandoned elsewhere and inadvertently collected by a garbage collection truck that “dumped” the baby at the landfill.