Newborn dumped in Rondebosch

Cape Town police are investigating yet another case of baby dumping.

Cape Town police are investigating yet another case of baby dumping. Picture: Stock.XCHNG

CAPE TOWN - The body of a newborn baby has been found dumped in Rondebosch.

A vagrant found the baby girl's body in a dirt bin in Bertina road on Wednesday night.

The police's Andre Traut says they are investigating the matter.

"The circumstances surrounding the death of a newborn baby are being investigated by Lansdowne police."

In July, a newborn was dumped in an open field in Eerste River with its umbilical cord still attached.

The baby survived the ordeal and was later named Hope.

Police opened a case of concealment of birth but no arrests have been made.

At least five babies have been dumped in the province since January.

Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz has urged desperate women to seek help instead of dumping newborns.

He warned that authorities would deal harshly with the culprits.

Women can take unwanted babies to the police station or social development offices.