The police discovered the body of a baby boy at a dam in Wallacedene in Kraaifontein on Wednesday. Police, who have been stationed in the area, confirmed that a baby’s body was discovered in the afternoon.
“Detectives are determining the circumstances and an identification is yet to be made,” SAPS spokesperson Andrè Traut said.
Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, the Police will refrain from releasing more information at this stage.
The discovery comes after 11-month-old Akhimbali Mafentile went missing in Wallacedene on Sunday.
According to IOL, Mafentile’s mother had apparently left the baby at home. She enlisted the help of a friend to look after him for the night, but when she returned the next day, he had vanished.
It is unclear whether she left the baby with the friend or asked the friend to come to her house after she had left.