Zambian woman arrested for alleged murder of her newborn baby

Zambian woman arrested for alleged murder of her newborn baby
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A Zambian woman was arrested on Friday for the alleged murder of her newborn baby at Katima Mulilo.
The woman, whose name is withheld until she appears in court, is a resident of the Cowboy settlement.
She is now under police guard at the Katima Mulilo State Hospital, where she is receiving medical attention.
The woman gave birth to a baby-girl on Friday.
She then allegedly suffocated the baby by burying her in a shallow hole under a tree in the bushes nearby her home, which she shares with her sister.
Police Regional Community Affairs Officer, Warrant Officer Kisco Sitali told Nampa on Saturday that after committing the alleged crime, she sought medical attention at the hospital, where it was discovered that she had given birth.
When questioned by nurses, the woman initially denied having given birth.
She eventually confessed to the Namibian Police and led a team of investigators to the shallow grave.
The woman is facing charges of murder, concealment of birth and defeating the course of justice.
She will appear in court once she is fit to stand trial.