Nokuzola Makeleni, 54, said she immediately called the police when she saw the disturbing scene in Govan Mbeki Drive.
“This is shocking and I alerted the police because the children were holding the baby,” she says.
Scores of people from nearby gathered.
“It is a big baby,” said shocked Phiwekazi Dlala.
“It is clear that the person who did this wanted people to find this plastic as this is a busy road.”
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says police are searching for the mother.
“This office can confirm that the community alerted the police about a baby at Govan Mbeki Road next to Phillippi Plaza,” he says.
“A baby boy was found and police opened a concealment of birth docket. No leads on (finding) the mother at the moment.”