Infant corpse lies wasting away in Limpopo morgue for three years

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Infant corpse lies wasting away in Limpopo morgue for three years

Family claims hospital is covering up after doctor misdiagnosed teen’s pregnancy. Hospital has a very different story

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For three years the corpse of a one-day-old boy has been lying in the mortuary of a Polokwane hospital, as health officials and the child’s family argue over the cause of death and responsibility.

The Dikotla family claim that they have been shoved around in trying to get both access to their grandson’s body for cultural rituals and to bury the child.

The Limpopo department of health vehemently denies the claim, with spokesperson Neil Shikwambana saying the family has frustrated their efforts to help them find closure...

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