Police in Milnerton say a child abandonment case has been opened for investigation after a 3-month-old baby girl was found abandoned at Omuramba Road in Milnerton.
Daily Voice reported on Tuesday that the baby girl had since been taken to Social Development.
The report quoted a source as saying a couple was spotted dropping the baby under a tree near a MyCiti bus stop on Monday evening.
“The couple then walked in the direction of Joe Solve township, leaving the infant behind,” the report said.
Anyone with information to help trace the parents is urged to contact Milnerton police on 021 528 3800.
Reports indicated in August 2010 that more than 500 babies were abandoned in Cape Town over a period of 12 months.
IOL said at the time that in some cases, older babies were dumped too.
“In some cases, older babies were dumped. Many of these children had clearly been well looked after before being abandoned, according to representatives from children’s homes.
“In other cases, mothers left their babies at hospitals immediately after giving birth. They could not be traced because they had given hospitals the wrong contact details,” the report said.