Search for baby deserter

Search for baby deserter

abandon: Woman

Police in Cape Town are searching for a woman who abandoned a newborn baby at a place of safety in Goodwood recently.

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, said yesterday that the Bellville Family Violence Children and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit was seeking the assistance of the public in tracing the whereabouts of “a woman who abandoned a baby on 23 June 2017”.

Rwexana said: “Bellville Family Violence Children and Sexual Offences [FCS] are seeking the assistance of the public in tracing the whereabouts of a woman who abandoned a baby on 23 June 2017. According to information, a newborn baby of a few days old was found abandoned at Ubuntu House [in Holland Street], Goodwood.”

Ubuntu House is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre which takes care of babies from birth to two years who have been abandoned, orphaned, neglected or who were born out of an unplanned and crisis pregnancy.

MEC for Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, says the City preferred women leaving their unwanted babies at a safe place, rather than the unknown.

“Please drop your babies in a safe place so we can look after our children, rather than dump them in dustbins,” Fritz told Daily Voice.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the woman or family members of the baby is requested to contact the investigating officer Constable Dada of Bellville FCS unit on 021 592 7092 or 082 522 1095, alternatively contact Pink Ladies National on 072 214 7439/083 378 4882.

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