- The biological father of the baby rescued from the stormwater drain in Newlands East has revealed he would like to raise the child in a loving home
- The man is married but fathered the child while having an affair
- His wife has forgiven him and also pledged to raise the baby as her own
Briefly.co.za previously reported on the baby rescued from a drain in Newlands East.
South Africans were shocked to hear that the baby had been dumped by her biological mother.
The story took on more twists and turns as the mother was arrested and charged with attempted murder.
It has since emerged that the woman was having an affair with a married man.
The biological father and his wife have now come forward and revealed that they would like to raise the little girl in a loving home.
IOL reported that his wife has forgiven him for the affair even though it was a shock to the system initially.
She recalled how devastated she was when her husband broke the news to her along with their church pastor.
However, the initial feelings of resentment and anger faded away after holding the baby for the first time.
The mother of 3 explained that the baby resembled her eldest son and she’s looking forward to raising the girl as her own.
She said, "My two older boys know right from wrong, they were devastated when they heard about the incident. Their father was someone they looked up to, but know they are just waiting to meet their sister. Every day they ask when she is coming home."
The couple cannot be identified as yet but the husband admitted to lying to the baby’s mother.
OpenNewsSA reported that he told the mother that he was single and she deceived him by saying she had a miscarriage.
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