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  • Baby dumped in KwaZulu-Natal bushes with an apology note


    Private security, Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) is seeking assistance with identifying an infant baby girl that was located dumped in a bush in Dawncrest in KwaZulu-Natal. 

    The baby was discovered by a passerby on Monday, 3 October 2022. 


    According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA), a man discovered the baby at the base of an embankment next to a stream in the vicinity of a soccer court while picking mangoes. The temperature at the location was reportedly around 28 degrees Celsius at the time of the discovery. 

    A bag containing nappies, a bottle of milk and a pacifier was reportedly lying next to the child. A note in English believed to be written by the mother was also found.

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    In the note, the mother explained that she made contact with social workers twice but was let down by the system. She further said said that abortion was not an option as it is no longer safe and hospitals have strict rules. 

    The writer further requested that authorities be notified when the baby is located. 

    The note that was reportedly found next to the baby. Image: RUSA.

    RUSA spokesperson, Prem Balram said the man then contacted his employer who requested Reaction Unit SA to be called out to the scene. 

    Balram said on arrival, Reaction Officers were pointed out the location of the discovery and handed over the child and the bag. A female Officer & Medics were called to the scene and the child’s soaked diaper was changed. 

    “The baby girl was then fed with a bottle of milk. Medics examined the infant aged approximately three months and found her to be in good health. 

    “A criminal case of Child Abandonment will be registered & Reaction Officers will be seeking assistance to identify the child or mother. If any can assist with the identification, kindly contact 086 1234 333 (RUSA).”

    Prem Balram

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