The shadowy Clonaid organisation founded by a sect leader has claimed another clone baby is on the way – to a Pretoria woman.
According to reports in Beeld, the announcement was made on Monday at the University of the Witwatersrand by Dr Brigitte Boisselier, the president of Clonaid.
She declined to identify the pregnant woman, saying only that the baby would be black and had been cloned from its mother. The woman is said to be three months into her pregnancy.
Clonaid was founded in 1997 by Claude Vorilhon, leader of a religious sect, called the Raelians, that believes the Earth was created by interplanetary visitors and which views cloning as a step towards eternal life.
Boisselier claims Clonaid has successfully cloned 13 babies. She claims they are in Australia, Brazil, Spain, Britain, Italy and Hong Kong.
Clonaid has yet to present any scientific evidence to substantiate its claims.