A Ndabakazi villager found an abandoned newborn baby girl in latrine near the pit in a small township in Butterworth at the weekend.
On Friday evening, the woman at Nkanini Locality, Ndabakazi Village, opened the door of the outside toilet and discovered the baby lying on the wooden floor just after 6pm on Friday. She had assessed the baby and found that she was alive.
“The baby was found by a tenant. When she opened the toilet, she was shocked to find a baby just inside the toilet, not in the hole of the toilet.”
The woman called a rescue service. An ambulance rushed the baby to the Butterworth Hospital.
The police have opened an inquest docket into a case of child abandonment. No arrests have been reported so far.