- A beautiful 3-month-old baby girl was found in a footpath in Greenbushes, Port Elizabeth
- It is not yet certain whether the child was wilfully abandoned or something happened to the parents
- The little girl is unharmed and will be taken care of at the Dora Nginza hospital until her family is located
A baby girl was found lying in a footpath in Port Elizabeth on Friday morning.
She was apparently left there sometime during the night or early hours of the morning. The baby was cold and damp when found by a man walking by. The girl's feeding bottle and a bag were lying nearby.
An unidentified man was walking in a footpath on Draaifontein Road in Greenbushes when he stumbled upon the infant.
The man took the cold little girl to the Salvation Army. They took the girl to the Kabega Park police station, who took her into their loving arms.
The Kabega Park police officers nurtured the baby until taking her to the Dora Nginza hospital. They changed her into warm, dry clothes and fed her.
The police are asking the South African public with any information on the mother or family to please contact the Kabega Park police station on 041 3946802.
It is not known whether something happened to the mother abandoned or if the girl was simply abandoned.
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South Africans reacted passionately to the news:
Aaawww shame such a beautiful baby, just glad she will be ok now - Vanita Basson
soo cute, what parent leaves her - Michelle Yardley Gonya
Beautiful baby girl :( how can anyone do this? - Charmain Hattingh Chandler
Maybe the mother was attacked and dragged off somewhere. She may not necessarily have just abandoned her baby. - Heather Maureen Britz
Don't judge the mother - you don't know what happened, you don't know if she was attacked or what path she has walked. Well done to those who found her and have cared for her. - Ann Reed
We need a system in this land where mothers who for whatever reason are unwilling or unable to care for their babies can safely and if required anonymously hand them over. There are far too many abandoned babies found in our towns and cities. - Rosemary Clarke
So glad she is safe and warm ! Hope that poor desperate mommy finds peace and knows her baby is safe with an awesome future...... sorry we failed you and your baby - Monique Tarling
Beautiful baby...so happy you're okay. - Harriet Seleke
Maybe someone stole the child & the mother is in a state, trying to find her!!!??? STOP all the judging!!! - Jane Mostert
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