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The 32-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the newborn and her two other minor siblings, is facing a charge of attempted murder.
Her attorney, Jacques Botha, made an unopposed application to magistrate Ravi Pillay, requesting that she be able to see her two other children – a 15-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter – over the Easter weekend.
Pillay granted the application.
She is, however, still barred from having any contact with the infant, who is being kept at a place of safety.
The court heard that the State was still awaiting results from DNA tests and a statement from a rescue worker.
Natasha Kara, National Prosecuting Authority regional spokesperson, said the matter was adjourned until July 8 for further investigation. It was reported in February that the baby girl was heard crying from a stormwater drain in Newlands East by a passer-by, who had called for assistance.
A number of medical teams responded to the scene, where the concrete and pipe had to be cut to rescue the child, who was believed to be between a day and three days old.
The rescue mission took four hours.