'Somebody left a baby!' - Search on for 'abandoned' Verulam baby's mother

2019-07-13 08:21
(Screengrab: RUSA)

(Screengrab: RUSA)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A security company is looking for a woman who left a baby unattended in a walkway in Verulam, outside Durban, on Friday night.

Footage posted by private security company, Reaction Unit of SA (RUSA), shows a neatly dressed woman with a handbag as she carefully places a swaddled baby on the ground and walks away.

A broom can be seen near the baby, who was left in the walkway behind the Copper Chimney restaurant in Wick Street.

Restaurateur Muhammad Safeer said a staffer had gone outside to check up on a water leak, when he rushed back in.

"He said: 'Somebody left a baby!'" Safeer explained.

The cashier took the baby from him and the security company was called to help find the baby's mother.

Baby appeared to be healthy

Safeer said the baby appeared to be fine, but they did not understand where the baby's mother was.

RUSA wrote that a restaurant employee found the little girl, estimated to be about six months old, and called their paramedic unit to assess the baby.


Warmly dressed in a pink babygro, the baby appeared to be healthy, but now the company is trying to find the woman.

RUSA was called out shortly after 20:00 to help.

"CCTV footage shows a woman placing the baby at the edge of a flight of stairs and walking away. She is dressed in a long white jersey or coat and she is carrying a large white handbag," the company said.

Anybody with information on the woman's whereabouts can contact RUSA on 086 1234 333.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele could not comment immediately.

GET THE NEWS at your fingertips and download the News24 app for Android here now. Get it for your iPhone here.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter


Read more on:    durban  |  social media  |  babies
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.