Dumped baby still in hospital

Police say a baby boy who was found alive in a toilet in George will most likely be placed in foster care.

Toilet

CAPE TOWN - Police say a baby boy who was found alive in an outside toilet in a George informal settlement will most likely be placed in foster care.

The four-month-old who was found on top of human faeces a week ago remains in hospital.

Efforts to find the infant's parents have been unsuccessful thus far.

The police's Malcolm Pojie says, "The child is still in hospital and will most probably be put in foster care until such time that the parent or guardian appears."

Pojie urges anyone with information to come forward.

Police are investigating a case of attempted murder and child neglect.

In April, a newborn was found in a dustbin in Parklands.

The baby was taken to hospital before being released to foster parents.

Western Cape Social Development Department has voiced its concerns over the issue of baby dumping.