Pregnant mother pleads guilty to killing previous baby

FRANCISTOWN: The Francistown High Court will today sentence 27-year-old Gaone Tonto, who was found guilty of inducing a premature birth and dumping her then six-month old foetus.

Tonto, who is heavily pregnant at the moment, is alleged to have drunk a concoction and prematurely delivered a baby whom she dumped next to a toilet on February 25, 2011 in Selebi-Phikwe.

Tonto pleaded guilty to a single count of infanticide before Justice Barnabas Nyamadzabo. She had previously been charged with murder.

Editor's Comment
‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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