Cape Town – The mother of a baby girl found dumped in the bush near Oaklands Drive in Dawncrest, KwaZulu-Natal claims she had contacted social workers twice before resorting to dumping the infant.
According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA), the baby was found with a bag containing nappies, a bottle of milk and a pacifier by a man who was picking mangoes on Monday morning.
The baby, who is approximately three months old, was also found with a note from the mother.
In the short letter, the mother pleaded with whoever found her baby to not judge her but rather help the infant.
“You might be wondering why I dumped my baby, don’t wonder just help her if you can or call authorities but don’t judge me. I have spoken twice with social workers they delayed to assist, I know this bad but I had no option the system is fragile and we can’t even abort safely anymore, hospitals have strict rules,” the mother wrote.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe