Birth concealment case continues


The four-year court case of a 20-year-old Windhoek woman who was arrested for concealing her child’s birth and charged with murder in 2008, continues in the Katutura Magistrate Court.
Priscilla Vilho told the court last week that she chose to conceal her pregnancy, because it had happened as a result of rape.
She is currently out on a N$2 500 bail but faces charges of murder (attempted abortion) and concealment of birth.
On 1 October 2008 while in Katutura, Vilho inserted an abortion pill into her vagina to get rid of the foetus after which it let itself out, she told the court.
When cross-examined by the prosecution, she acknowledged that the abortion was wrong but stated she had not planned the pregnancy, hence the need to get rid of it.
Although her case will return to court for trial, her bail has been extended. Court documents do not state when her next appearance shall be.