State awaits psychological report on woman who allegedly stabbed baby

A 33-year-old woman, who allegedly stabbed an infant in the neck, was arrested at the weekend.

The Macassar Community Health Centre. Picture: Google Earth.

CAPE TOWN - The prosecution in the case against a Macassar woman who allegedly stabbed her newborn baby says it will review her mental health assessment report before it considers charges against her.

A 33-year-old woman was arrested at the weekend after she allegedly stabbed the infant in the neck. She must now undergo a psychological evaluation.

Prosecutors say the fate of the Macassar woman is still unclear pending a detailed mental health report.

The woman is being held at a Somerset West facility but may be transferred to Lentegeur Hospital for further observation.

She reportedly wrapped the infant in a blanket before dropping him off at the Macassar Community Health Centre.