A woman has been arrested in Durban South Africa for allegedly strangling her newborn baby boy to death, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.
Officers went to a block of flats in Candella Road on Saturday after hearing about a concealment of birth, said Colonel Thembeka Mbele.
“Upon arrival at the scene, the body of a newborn baby boy was found wrapped in a blue shirt inside the municipal bin. The body was discovered by a member of the community.”
After investigation, they went inside a flat and found an umbilical cord inside a bucket.
“Further investigation revealed that the baby was strangled and dumped inside the bin.”
The 24-year-old woman was arrested on charges of murder.
She is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday.