Article by: Dumisane Dube
A mother of newly born twins has been arrested in Kariega in the Eastern Cape after she allegedly tried to sell the five-day-old baby girls.
The woman and two other suspects were arrested during a joint operation and they are expected to appear on Monday on charges relating to human trafficking.
Hawks Spokesperson, Yolisa Mgolodela, says the babies were found with a prospective buyer at a house in Kariega.
“Police received information that the woman planned to sell the twins,” said Mgolodela.
Mgolodela said the twins were admitted in hospital for medical attention as they were dehydrated and severely malnourished.
“It is alleged that the prospective buyer was expected to pay R50 per day to the mother of the twins in order to satisfy her drug addiction. It is further reported that the alleged buyer was going to apply for a children’s grant and give a portion to the mother of the twins on a monthly basis,” added Mgolodela.
Mgolodela said will be taken to a place of safety upon discharge.
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