A video has been circulating around Social Media where a baby has been found in a bin bag.
The mother of the child has been found, she was arrested and given an R1,000 bail. The 31-year-old mother cannot be named to protect the identity of the baby.
It has been confirmed that the woman was suffering from ‘post-natal depression’ which could have lead her to carry out the act.
The officials have released a statement stating “We received a call from a member of public requesting assistance after a local scrap collector heard a baby crying in a bin packet that was tied and dumped on the side of the road,”
“Upon arrival medics found the baby in the bin packet wrapped in a denim garment. They cut the umbilical cord which was still attached to the placenta. The child was examined and found to be free of injury.”