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Unregistered filthy creche shuts down after two infants die on the same day

Shock and mystery has swept over a filthy day care center after two infants died on the same day. 

The unregistered crèche is based in Southernwood, East London.

Two families are demanding answers after the babies, Ezam Makhabane, aged five months, and Kwahlelwa Ndongeni, aged six months, died at the crèche last Tuesday.

Provincial health department head Dr Rolene Wagner said the babies had been declared dead on arrival at Frere Hospital.

The families said the babies had died at the crèche sometime between noon and midafternoon.

No ambulances were called and the owner of crèche did not call the parents to inform them of the deaths, the families said.

Department of social development spokesperson Mzukisi Solani said the unregistered crèche was shut on Wednesday after social workers found it was filthy and lacked an educational programme. 

They recommended closure saying the place was a health hazard.

It is not clear what condition the infants were in when they were taken to Frere Hospital.

One was taken by a cab some time after noon, and the second by the same cab, which was recalled by the owner to transport the second child to the hospital.


Source: https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2021-09-09-filthy-east-london-creche-closed-after-two-babies-die/

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