Child killings continue to haunt WC

Premier Helen Zille met with NGOs this week to discuss the issue of child killings.

FILE: Community members outside court on 17 May 2017, ahead of a court appearance of a man linked to Courtney Pieters' murder. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The establishment of special units may be on the cards to probe child deaths in the Western Cape.

Premier Helen Zille met with NGOs this week to discuss the issue.

The University of Cape Town, the University of Western Cape and Stellenbosch University will help to further investigate the matter.

Lucy Jamieson of UCT's Children’s Institute attended the meeting and said: “From the outcome of the meeting,we know there’s already a lot of research that’s already being done. What do we know, what can we do as a result of what we know? That would inform should we have an inquiry and what would it look at?”

At the same time, a Mitchells Plain mother allegedly killed her newborn baby earlier this month.