Foetus found at dumpsite in WHK

07 Jul 2017 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 07 JUL (NAMPA) - A dead foetus was found at a dumpsite near the Kaxumba Kandola 8 informal settlement in the capital Friday morning at around 08h00.
Speaking to Nampa on the scene, City Police Public Relations Officer Fabian Amukwelele said workers at the dumpsite found the foetus of a boy.
He expressed concern about the frequency of baby dumping, saying the City Police deal with such cases two to three times per month.
“It is not the first time members of the public from this area called for such a case,” he said, adding that abortion is illegal in Namibia and tantamount to murder.
“We are also concerned about some members of the public who are helping people to abort babies. Once they are discovered, they will find themselves in serious problems,” he warned.
The uncovered foetus drew crowds from the neighbourhood and passers-by as it lay in household waste.
Amalia Garises, a resident of the informal settlement, told Nampa she was on her way home from a shop when a worker at the dumpsite informed her of the dead foetus. She then called City Police to the scene.
Amukwelele advised pregnant women who do not want their babies not to dump them, but rather take them to a hospital, social services department or a church, where there are people willing to assist.