[FOLLOW UP] Mother who dumped newborn in toilet released on bail

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The Krugersdorp Magistrates’ Court was nearly empty the day the mother who dumped her newborn baby in a toilet at Key West Shopping Centre appeared in front of the magistrate.

The 27-year-old woman was arrested on child abandonment charges on 11 May, six days after a woman discovered her baby girl face down in a toilet.

Read initial article here: Newborn baby found in Key West bathrooms

The short appearance was followed by a ruling granting the mother bail. She was released from police custody and will appear in court again on Thursday, 22 June.

The baby, who was named Hope after numerous good Samaritans donated clothes for her moments after she was discovered, is still in Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital, but is healthy.

Also read: ER24 releases information about abandoned baby at Key West

If you would like to donate clothes or any other item to the newborn, kindly contact News journalist, Bianca Pindral on 011 955 1130 or email her at [email protected].

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