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Cops deliver baby amid violent protests in Du Noon

Ambulances were unable to come to the aid of a woman this morning due to violent protests in the area.

Baby toes. Picture: Sxc.hu.
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CAPE TOWN – Three Metro Police officers have helped deliver a baby amid ongoing violent demonstrations in Du Noon.

Constable Abdullah Fisher, assisted by officers Philiswa Mayekiso and Brydon Hoffman, came to the aid of a woman in labour early this morning. 

Dozens of residents went on the rampage after they were evicted from privately-owned property.

Ambulance services couldn't get to the woman due to the violence in the area, so it was up to the officers to help the panicked mom in a house in the informal settlement.

Metro Police's Yolanda Faro has commended the officers for their good work.

“The officers had to walk quite a distance into the settlement and help the woman. A baby boy was born. The officers then transported the woman to an ambulance near the N7 where an ambulance was waiting.”

Faro says both mother and baby are currently in a good condition at Somerset Hospital.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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