- Londiwe Ndlovu was heading to work when she saw a woman dumping her baby
- She rescued the baby and called the police
- In the process, she got late for work and risked losing her new job
A selfless woman in Cato Manor, KwaZulu-Natal, selflessly rescued an abandoned baby recently despite the risk of losing her new job.
Londiwe Ndlovu started her new job at the Pavilion DisChem less than a month ago, Briefly.co.za learned.
According to highwaymail.co.za, she was heading to work last Saturday when she saw a woman dumping a two-week-old baby at a shack behind a panel beating shop.
Londiwe quickly caught up with the baby's mother before she could get away and got hold of the baby as well.
The distraught mother told Londiwe that the baby's father, who apparently worked at the panel beating shop, had refused to take responsibility.
However, the alleged father denied fathering the baby. Londiwe decided to call the police and they all went to a nearby station to record statements.
By this time, Londiwe was already late for work. She explained:
I was fairly new at work and had not even received my first pay, so coming to work late with such a huge excuse was going to be so difficult for me. I asked the police officers to accompany me back to work and vouch for me.
Fortunately, her employer was understanding and in fact commended her for her compassion and selflessness.
The kind lady said if anything had happened to the baby, she wouldn't have forgiven herself:
I could have lost my job, but I thought about the innocent life. That baby could have died in there as there are chemicals around there.
Police are reportedly keeping a close eye on the mother after handing the baby back to her.
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