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Cape Town - A newborn baby was literally tossed away like rubbish.
Shocked residents found the boy in the bottom of a wheelie-bin covered in maggots, wearing only a dirty nappy.
The seven-day-old baby has been named Jordan.
Cops are now on the hunt for the mother of the little baby boy.
Shaheeda Davids, 53, was one of the first people to respond to Jordan’s cries coming from a bin in Commodore Street in The Hague, Delft.
“When I picked the baby up, the maggots were walking all over him,” explained Davids.
“I took the baby home and when I started washing him, he opened his eyes. It was like he was saying thank you.”
Davids said she named the baby Jordan after Jordan-Leigh Norton who was brutally murdered inside her Lansdowne home in June 2005 in a planned hit.
“I named him Jordan because I read about a baby in the Daily Voice named Jordan, who fought to survive. This baby fought to stay alive.”
Clergyman, Apostle Philip Davids said that he left a church service when someone informed him of the shocking find.
“The people heard a baby crying and when they checked the wheelie-bin, they found the baby inside.
“I can’t believe a mother who carries a child for nine months could do this. Not even a dog does this to its litter.
“The police must try everything in their power to find this mother.”
Another resident Elaine Williams, 52, and Davids have since started collecting clothing for the baby.
“My daughter had a baby recently so I got some clothing for the baby to wear,” she added.
Davids hopes social workers will place the child in her care.
Meanwhile, police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk confirmed cops are hunting for the mother.
“The baby was found in a dirtbin on Monday evening,” he said.
“Passers-by heard the infant crying. The child is in a good healthy condition.
“We are trying to trace the mother. The child is currently with social workers.”