2-month-old abandoned child found outside restaurant in Verulam

An abandoned 2-month-old girl is now under close medical supervision in a Durban hospital after her mother had left her only child outside a restaurant in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, and tried to flee.

The local authorities said they had been alerted of a little baby found on Wick Street on Friday. At approximately 08:01pm, the members of the Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to Copper Chimney restaurant after an employee of the fast food outlet had found the child on a pathway behind the business premises.

There is a CCTV footage making rounds on the social media which shows a woman in a white jacket leaving the baby in what appears to be an empty passageway.

Video: Mother Abandons Baby: Verulam – KZN The video posted was handed to RUSA in an attempt to track down the woman responsible for abandoning her daughter in a pathway behind Copper Chimney restaurant on Wick Street in the Verulam CBD.A camera installed at the back of the premises captured the woman dressed in a long white jacket or coat carring a large white handbag placing the child on the floor and walking away.Reaction Officers are currently searching for the woman while Medics are attending to the child. If anyone has information regarding the woman in the video contact Reaction Unit South Africa immediately on 086 1234 333.

Posted by Reaction Unit South Africa on Friday, 12 July 2019

Upon arrival, the reaction officers had contacted RUSA paramedics who assessed the child and found her to be in good health. The paramedics transported the baby to a local hospital.

The mother had been apprehended and charged with child abandonment. She was supposed to appear in the Verulam Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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