Newborn baby found abandoned

South Africa

A baby, suspected to be about a week old was discovered wrapped in a blanket found abandoned in Maphumulo on Sunday. KwaZulu Natal police spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, said the baby boy was well-clothed and wrapped in a blanket.

“The baby was found abandoned near an unoccupied house on the R74 highway in Maphumulo by a passerby.”

Detectives in the community called for the community members to assist in finding the next of kin of the child. The baby was taken to hospital in order to undergo medical checkups and a case has been opened for this case at Maphumulo police station.

Anyone with information that can assist in the investigation or the next of kin can contact Sergeant Duma on 079 484 5748 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Police are currently making efforts to trace the child’s mother.


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