- 4 police officers rescued an abandoned newborn baby recently
- The City of Johannesburg has honoured them for their heroic effort
- The 20-year-old mother who abandoned the baby was apprehended
The City of Johannesburg has honoured four heroic police officers who rescued a newborn baby who had been abandoned by his mother.
The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) shared photos of the occasion on its Twitter page earlier on Tuesday.
It paid tribute to Inspector Maswanganyi, Inspector Bolsen, Ms Mavhutha, and Mr Mathe for making a difference and saving a child's life.
The photos showed the four officers receiving gift bags from JMPD and City of Johannesburg officials.
The tweet also indicated that the mother who abandoned the unnamed baby was just 20 years old. Reports indicate that she was apprehended.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that two Metrobus drivers, Samuel Phumane and Mashudu Mavhutha, were also involved in the rescue effort.
According to IOL News, they saw the young mother leaving the baby on a pavement, stopped her from getting away, and called the police.
JMPD's Twitter followers praised the four officers for their heartwarming effort. See some of their reactions below.
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