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Partially burnt fetus found  

It is hard to think of the unspeakable things people can do.  One of those things that were reported from Letlhabile, only somewhat 70 Km from Rustenburg, was that of a stillborn baby that was partially burned beyond recognition.

A police vehicle patrolling around Letlhabile responded to a scene where a partially burnt body of a stillborn was discovered by a minor child who informed the mother and the police were contacted.  The incident happened in the afternoon, on Thursday 14 March 2013 at about 15:10.  The police officer patrolling the area received information through radio control from the station to attend a scene.

The body was found wrapped with garments inside a box and placed on the water furrow next to the road between block C and Block B, Letlabile.  During his preliminary investigation on the scene, the officer noticed that the lower part of the baby was burned beyond recognition.  However, from the chest upward the body was intact.  It is not known at this stage as to whom the baby belonged to and no one has been arrested in connection with the incident and a case of concealment of birth was registered and the police investigation continues.  The police in Letlhabile is requesting for assistance from the community to help speed up the investigation.

Although this is a very disturbing story, it is a reality in the world we live in. We should strive to stop these unspeakable crimes.

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