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Butterworth police appeal for leads after newly-born baby found in pit toilet

Dec 3, 2019
Butterworth police appeal for leads after newly-born baby found in pit toilet

Butterworth - Butterworth police are investigating a case of child abandonment after a newly-born baby was found in a pit toilet.

"It is alleged that on Friday, at about 18h30, a tenant went to a toilet at Nkanini Locality, Ndabakazi Village, Butterworth," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"When she opened the toilet, she was shocked to find a baby just inside the toilet not in the hole of the toilet."

He said that members of the local community were alerted and the matter was reported to Butterworth Police.

"An ambulance was organised, which rushed the baby girl to the Butterworth Hospital."

Capt Manatha said that no one has been arrested yet.

"Butterworth Police appeals to anyone, who may have seen the suspect leaving the baby in the toilet to contact Butterworth Police at 047 401 1124."

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