Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Burial of baby sparks controversy

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Paulina David, Mwanza

A row broke up during the burial of the body of a three-month old baby at Mahina suburb on the outskirts of Mwanza City at the weekend.

Two men, each claiming to be the biological father of the baby, had wanted the baby’s body to be released to either of them for burial.

A civic leaders in the area, Ms Anna Toto, named the two men involved in the row as Peter Thomas and one Simwanza.

One of the men had named the baby Baraka, while the other christened the same baby Thomas, before the baby died at Weil Bugando Medical Centre (WBMC) at around 4:00am on Saturday.

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