A 21-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday, July 27 in connection with a 15-month-old baby girl who was discovered at the Bellville train station over the weekend.
The baby girl was found on Sunday afternoon by one of the security guards at the train station. She was taken to the Bellville police station where a case of child abandonment was opened, as News24 reports.
According to Eminetra, the woman was arrested by the police in Langa.
Police spokesperson, Joseph Swartbooi confirmed that the woman who abandoned her baby had been traced, thanks to the tip-offs from residents in the area and was arrested by the investigating officer, News24 adds.
“Once she has been charged, she will be expected to appear in the Belville Magistrate’s Court on a charge of child abandonment, where bail will be opposed,” Swartbooi said.