New born baby discovered alive in veld

The Kimberley FCS unit is investigating a case of child neglect after a new born baby boy was discovered by a gardener today (16 Feb) at approximately 06:00 in a veld in Carters Glen in Kimberley.

It is believed that the gardener heard the baby crying when he went to dump dirt in the veld. He contacted the police and the ambulance. The baby was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Any person with information that can assist the police in locating the mother can contact the investigating officer, D/W/O Shanele Antonie at 082 302 0468. All information will be treated confidentially.

Source: South African Police Service