The police are investigating a case of abandoning a child.
A non-profit organisation in the Middelburg area has been asked in a letter left by an anonymous mother to raise her 4-month-old child.
She abandoned the baby boy at the front door of the offices of the CMR Middelburg child and family welfare organisation over the weekend.
She then left a handwritten note near the child whom cops say was in a clean condition, written in English and SiSwati language stating that the boy’s name is Junior and was born on 3 August 2018
In the note she requests not to be traced as she is not able to raise Junior because she’s a sex worker.
She said she got the baby while selling sex in the area and doesn’t know the father.
Cops said a baby diaper and feeding bottle was left near Junior.
The note reads: “I can’t reveal my name. I want my child to be given to parent who will care for him.
“My work doesn’t allow me to love children. I’m the sex worker. I do not know the father.
” You will understand that my job is demanding. Adoption is fine for the child,” she said.
The child was taken for medical check-up by officials from the social development department and police are awaiting a medical report.
The Middelburg police child protection unit has also opened a case of abandoning of child.
(edited by MLM)
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