Mom who ditched baby faces prosecution

The woman who left her baby in a taxi on Good Friday faces prosecution for negligence and recklessness.

The woman who left her baby in a taxi on Good Friday faces prosecution for negligence and recklessness.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz said on Monday his department will help prosecute a Cape Town mother if it's found she was negligent in any way.

The 29-year-old Khayelitsha woman handed her six-month-old baby Ncwele Sithyile to a woman sitting in a taxi in Phillipi East on Good Friday.

The vehicle then drove off.

There are claims the mother was intoxicated.

Fritz said, "We're going to work together with the police as social workers and we'll get to the bottom of this and assist the police in prosecuting this woman if it emerges that she was reckless and negligent with the care of her child."