Mabesekwa woman pleads guilty to concealing birth

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FRANCISTOWN: A 30-year-old woman from Mabesekwa near Francistown appeared before court on Tuesday morning for allegedly concealing the birth of her baby.

Matshidiso Marokolo was arrested after the incident took place on October 19, 2015. 

This was after she secretly gave birth without acknowledging to anyone her pregnancy. 

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