Cops rescue abandoned baby

Johannesburg – Last Thursday two JMPD officers saved the life of a baby who had been abandoned at the MTN taxi rank in the Joburg CBD.

  JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla said officers Nathi Mkhabela and Richard Makhuvele of the Recovery Unit noticed a group of street children huddled together, staring at something.

  “When Mkhabela went closer, he heard a baby crying. The infant had been abandoned in a bag at corner Plein and Quartz streets. He then brought the recovery truck closer to protect the scene, and called emergency services for help. The baby was crying profusely, so Mkhabela picked the baby up and she stopped crying,” said Fihla.

  Fihla added that the officers took the baby out of the cold night air and turned up the heater in their truck to keep the little girl warm until the ambulance arrived. “Paramedics checked the little girl and estimated that she was three to five days old.  She was taken to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital for observation, and social workers will decide what to do next.”

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