Police have arrested and detained a Maunatlala mother who allegedly strangled her newborn baby to death and buried it.
The 33-year-old woman is alleged to have delivered the baby at home, killed and buried it by the riverbank on Friday last week.
The suspect was remanded in police custody after a neighbor who spotted her burying the baby tipped off the police.
Superintendent Ogaufi George, Station Commander for Maunatlala police said the suspect could face a murder charge.
“We managed to remove the baby’s body from its shallow grave but it is suspected that the mother strangled it to death before burying it,” said George.
The baby’s body is currently awaiting postmortem at the mortuary.