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Newborn baby found abandoned near river in Tembisa

Community members found the baby boy wrapped in a blood-stained duvet cover near the water on Monday morning.

Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Ekurhuleni police are investigating a case of child abandonment after a newborn baby was found near a river in Tembisa.

Community members found the baby boy wrapped in a blood-stained duvet cover near the water on Monday morning.

An eyewitness says the baby appeared unharmed.

“The baby appeared to be healthy and when we uncovered him, he was moving and crying. So in order to keep him warm, we wrapped him in a towel.”

Police say the infant has been taken to Tembisa Hospital for treatment.

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