Durban - A newborn baby found abandoned on a street trader’s table in the middle of Durban’s CBD has been taken to a place of safety while another was found dead on a busy Durban North street.
A baby girl was found alive in a shopping bag on Thursday night in Dr Pixley KaSeme (West) Street and a baby boy was found dead on Sunday in bushes along Riverside Road in Durban North.
On Thursday, during peak hour shopping, an unknown person left a black shopping bag on an unoccupied street vendor’s table near Plowright Lane, which runs between Dr Pixley KaSeme and Monty Naicker (Pine) Road. Vendor, Paulos Manisa, who sells belts and wallets nearby, said he saw the bag on the table and was curious to know what was inside.
“Nobody was near the bag. People just walked past. I peered inside and got a shock when a baby looked up at me. The baby was moving her hands in a playful manner. It had a hood on,” Manisa said.
Leon Chidugundu, a security guard, said he had thought the mother was nearby so they started to ask everyone if they knew who had left the baby.