Pretoria baby dumped in a bin

A newborn baby was found by passersby, wrapped in a black bag.

A baby is abandoned in a dustbin in central Pretoria. Picture: Mulalo Shandukani/iWitness

A newborn baby, wrapped in a black refuse bag was found in a dustbin on the corner of Vermeulen and Paul Kruger streets in central Pretoria on Friday, 20 April.

iWitness Mulalo Shandukani says it appears that a female street vendor or a Tshwane municipal worker made the discovery, near the North Gauteng High Court.

It's understood the baby had already died by the time that the police and emergency personnel arrived on the scene.

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