New born baby found alive in a plastic bag

New born baby found alive in a plastic bag
New born baby found alive in a plastic bag. Image source: Pixabay

NELSPRUIT– The community of Mbuzini made the shocking recovery of a new born baby girl, found alive and concealed in a plastic bag at the local sports field.

According to information, the discovery was made by children who were playing around the sports field yesterday afternoon, Sunday 06 August 2023, at about 15:00.

The children allegedly alerted elders who responded to the call and they found the baby girl who was still alive.

It is alleged that the elders assisted the baby with first aid including the safe cutting of the umbilical cord.

She was then taken to one of the local hospitals for medical attention.

Currently the baby is reported to be doing well under the observation of health practitioners.

Meanwhile a case of concealment of birth was registered and police urge anyone with information that might lead to the arrest of the baby girl’s mother to please contact Detective Sgt Sipho Shekwa on 072 119 3487 or Crime Stop number 08600 10111 alternatively on MySAPS App. All received information will be treated with confidentiality.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has condemned the inhuman act. “This month we are supposed to pride ourselves with the best practices by our women,” said the General.

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