Police arrest Blantyre woman for dumping baby in latrine 

A 42-year-old lady is in custody at Blantyre Police Station for dumping a newly born baby in a pit latrine.

baby was brought out of the toilet, she was already covered with maggots.

The suspect Angella Chikwakwa of Wilson Village T/A Tomasi in Thyolo but a resident at Sumani 2 village T/A Nsomba in Blantyre committed the offence on Thursday November 2nd, 2017, police have confirmed.

“On Thursday November 2 at around 9pm, she gave birth to a baby girl and dumped it in a pit latrine within the same village,” explained August Nkhwazi Blantyre Police Public Relations Officer.

“One of the people close to the suspect’s house heard the baby crying from the pit latrine, they demolished the toilet and managed to rescue the baby.”

Matter was reported at Manase Police Unit, and police arrested the suspect.

The baby was referred to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) where it is being taken care of.

“The baby is in good health.”

Chikwawa is expected to appear before court soon to answer charges of Concealing the Birth of a Child which contravenes Section 232 of the Penal Code.

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4 years ago

Ministry of Gender , social welfare should just open places where unwanted babies can be left rather than having to get babies out of pit latrines. nanunso azimai go for contraceptives if you dont want to have children. nanunso azibambo kumasamala mukapereka mimba kuti ana asamakataidwe.

4 years ago

she must be charged with an attempted murder of an innocent girl and be jailed alone the baby be taken by a fpaster family

Tenzi Mzungu
Tenzi Mzungu
4 years ago

The charge should be attempting infanticide. This witch should be dealt with severely

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