Court eases bail conditions in Newlands baby case

Court eases bail conditions in Newlands baby case

The Durban woman who's accused of dumping her newborn baby in a storm water drain in Newlands East has had some of her bail conditions relaxed.

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The baby girl was rescued from the drain in a dramatic three-hour long operation on Baracuda Road in February.

The 32-year-old suspect - who was granted bail in her last court appearance -  was back in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court this morning.

In court today - the woman's attorney, Jacques Botha made an application requesting that she be allowed to see her other two children as the Easter holiday is approaching.

Initially, one of her bail conditions was that she would only be allowed to see the nine and fifteen-year-old children under the supervision of a social worker.

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The state did not oppose today's application.

The court has also heard that DNA test results are still outstanding in the case.

The woman is still not allowed to have any contact with the infant -  who remains in a place of safety.

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In her last appearance, Botha told the court that he believed his client may have an underlying medical problem.  

He said it was possible that she suffered from postpartum depression.

The matter is back in court in July. 

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