Resident finds newborn baby abandoned in park

A newly born baby boy was Sunday afternoon found dumped at New Lobengula recreational park in Bulawayo by a passer-by amid concerns of an increase in such cases in the city.

The naked tot who was alive and still had his umbilical cord attached was found in the grass by a passerby who quickly alerted some community members who contributed baby clothes to protect the infant from adverse weather conditions.

A report was then made at Magwegwe police station which referred the case to Mpilo Hospital.

“I stumbled upon the baby boy at the New Lobengula park on Sunday afternoon. He had no clothes on and the umbilical cord was still attached to suggest that he had been born a few hours before. We are currently rushing the baby to Mpilo Hospital,” said Admond Ntini.

“The community chipped in and assisted with some clothes to keep the baby warm. We then made a report at Magwegwe police station and they referred us to Mpilo hospital.”

The latest incident comes two weeks after two other abandoned infants were rescued in different parts of the city.

On November 12, Matshobane residents found a baby boy wrapped in a cream and red blanket. The baby was abandoned near Matshobane football ground.

A day later, another infant was picked up in an area called Emagodini in Pumula South. The baby was placed in a plastic bag.

This is a developing story, it will be updated when we receive more information.

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