Police are seeking assistance in finding the relatives or parents of this baby girl found in a dustbin in Durban.
Do you know the parents or relatives of this baby girl? Police are seeking assistance in finding the relatives or parents of this baby girl found in a dustbin in Durban.
According to police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele, the baby girl was found dumped in a dustbin at Boscombe Place behind a hotel in Durban earlier this year.
“It is alleged that on 10 July 2021 at approximately 22:15, the infant was found alive by police abandoned in a dustbin at Boscombe Place behind a hotel in Durban.
“It is suspected that she was abandoned on the day after she was born. The Durban Central FCS Unit is investigating a case of child abandonment.”
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She said the Durban Central Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offences Unit is seeking assistance in finding the relatives or parents of the baby girl to help solve a case of child abandonment.
Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the parents or relatives of the child is requested to contact the investigating officer Detective Constable Dludla 061 375 4876, or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
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Last month three newborns babies were found dumped in South Africa in less than one week:
“Abandonment of infants in South Africa is, unfortunately, a common occurrence,” The Door of Hope organisation said.
“Many of these children are left to die, or simply abandoned, in dustbins, open fields, public toilets, or on train tracks.”
The organisation knew that something needed to be done.
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The moment a baby is placed, care workers on duty receive an electronic signal alerting them. The baby is taken in, and the anonymity of the “donor” is ensured.