Don't dump your babies, pleads MEC
Albert Fritz has appealed to desperate mothers to seek the province's help.
CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz says desperate mothers who cannot look after their children should seek the province's help.
The call comes after the body of a new-born baby girl was found dumped in a bush in Delft over the weekend.
A passer-by found the little girl wrapped in a blanket near the Tsunami informal settlement.
In March, a new-born baby was found alive covered in maggots close to the same area. In another incident, a newborn was found in a fridge in Johannesburg earlier this month.
The baby was found alive in a residential yard with its umbilical cord still attached.
Fritz says mothers should not resort to abandoning their babies.
"There is an alternative; give the child to us. We will find an appropriate parent for the child, but don't dump the child in this winter, in this cold."
Fritz made a similar plea exactly a year ago, after a four-month-old baby was found outside a toilet in the Thembalethu informal settlement outside George.