The Cape Flats mom who allegedly buried her aborted baby in a porridge box in her yard has been released on bail of R800.
Lee-Ann Roosa, 25, from Silvertown, appeared in the Athlone Magistrates’ Court yesterday on a charge of concealment of birth.
She was allegedly five months pregnant when she aborted her baby at home two weeks ago.
Police dug up the foetus on Monday after receiving a tip-off.
Roosa appeared agitated in the dock, informing Magistrate Keith Le Keur that she would be representing herself.
Prosecutor Bongani Ndwayana said they are still awaiting a post-mortem report.
“It is believed she took medication to bring about labour. The baby girl was buried under a tree in her parents’ backyard. We are not opposing bail and suggest R1 000.”
Bail was set at R800.
The matter was postponed to December 5 for further investigation.