Family conducts second DNA test in baby-swapping case

Center of controversy: Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital
Center of controversy: Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital

FRANCISTOWN: The family of a dead child at the centre of a paternity row and suspected baby switching saga at Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital (NRH) has sought a second DNA test.

The family sought the second deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test after the first paternity tests showed that the child’s DNA matches that of the mother.

About two weeks back, DNA experts from the Botswana Police Service (BPS) extracted blood samples from the corpse and the mother, Dineo Bentu at NRH.

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