Abandoned babies on the increase in Cape
16 August 2010
According to Cape Town Child Welfare, over 500 babies have been abandoned over the past year in Cape Town.
Police and other child welfare organisations confirmed the number of abandoned cases is on the increase.
There is especially an increase of dumped babies and mother’s who leave their after childbirth while other’s have been well looked after before being abandoned.
Niresh Ramklass, Cape Town Child Welfare's chief executive, said the babies are zipped in suitcases or in plastic bags.
It would appear that some of the mother’s are schoolgirls because more babies have been found newar schools.
May of these births are not registered at hospitals.