MEC Social Development Nonhlanhla Xhosa urged the police to “Conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the premature death of a child while in foster care.
“We are deeply shocked by the incident, but we are placing our trust in the police to get to the bottom of it
The family and the public deserve to know what happened and whether neglect or misconduct played a role.
“This incident underscores the need for stringent regulations and standards in Child care centers To ensure the safety and well-being of children.”
Prem Balram, a spokesman for the SA reflex unit, said the caregiver contacted the private security and ambulance company after “it was discovered that the infant was unresponsive.
“The paramedics examined the child and found that there were no signs of life.”