Thursday, November 18, 2010

Minister of Woman, Children and Persons with Disabilities to focus on the Western Cape regarding baby dumping

Lusanda Bill
18 November 2010

Woman, Children and Persons with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana is regarding the high number of infants being discarded in the Western Cape as a top priority.

She said she has contemplated on setting up a hotline to help tackle the plague of mothers who dump their babies.

Yesterday a baby was found in Parow, dumped in a bag. The baby boy was found by a factory worker and he was still alive.

This comes after MEC for Social Development Patricia de Lille had held an emergency summit a few weeks ago to raise awareness around baby dumping.

Minister Lulu Xingwana is calling on community workers and local NGOs to help reduce the problem.

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