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Mom kills baby, hangs self

It's alleged the 30-year-old mom drowned her baby of seven months before hanging herself.

It's alleged the 30-year-old mom drowned her baby of seven months before hanging herself. Picture:.sxc.hu

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police have launched an investigation into the deaths of a Kensington mother and her seven-month-old son.

It's alleged the 30-year-old woman drowned her baby and then hung herself on Wednesday afternoon.

The police's Andre Traut says, "The circumstances surrounding the death of the woman are being investigated by police. It's alleged she drowned her baby and then committed suicide. A murder case as well as an inquest case has been registered."

Last week, 14-month-old Zondre Parks from Delft died after being buried alive, allegedly by his father.

The 33-year-old man is expected to appear in court on Monday to face a murder charge.