A South African mother was arrested along with two accomplices for allegedly trying to sell her newborn twins, local media report. She is presumed to be a drug addict and the attempted sale of the babies was to “satisfy her addiction to drugs,” said Yolisa Mgolodela, a police spokeswoman.
She added: “The twins were admitted to the hospital for medical care because they were dehydrated and severely malnourished. They will be taken to a safe place when they are discharged. It is alleged that the prospective buyer was expected to pay R50 per day to the twins’ mother to satisfy her drug addiction.
“It is also reported that the alleged buyer was going to apply for a grant for children and deliver a part to the mother of the twins monthly. The five-day-old twins were taken to the hospital because they were “dehydrated and severely malnourished,” police said The suspects are expected to appear in court to answer the human trafficking charges on Monday.