Baby found abandoned

2016-04-06 06:00
THE baby who was found under the trees on Saturday (02/04). Photo: Supplied

THE baby who was found under the trees on Saturday (02/04). Photo: Supplied

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BOHLOKONG. – A newborn baby was rescued by a passer-by on Saturday (02/04) when he found the little girl under some trees near the R26 about 4 km outside Bethlehem.

Apparently, the passer-by heard the sound of a crying baby.

Upon investigating, he found a baby girl wrapped in a blanket under the trees.

It is alleged that the person who had spotted the baby approached two men who were herding cattle nearby to ask them to call the police, since he had no cell phone.

Lefanyane Motloung, one of the men who were at the scene, said they had gone to the road to ask for help after they had been approached by the man.

He said they had been assisted by workers of the Dihlabeng Local Municipality, who called had the police.

“A police officer arrived at the scene and they took the baby.

“They went to the police station together with the guy who had found the baby,” he said.

Sgt Mmako Mophiring, police spokesperson, confirmed the incident.

He said the child had been taken to the hospital for check-ups.

“We are appealing to the community to help us in finding the mother of the child,” he said.

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