The Cofimvaba hospital is currently home to a child whose mother apparently dropped her off on January 6 and then failed to return.
Acting police spokesman Colonel Gcinikhaya Taleni said the child, whose name is not known, is aged about seven years and is unable to walk or talk.
The child was left at the hospital’s outpatients department on the day with the mother saying she was going to buy food. She did not return.
Anyone able to assist with the mother’s whereabouts may contact social worker Vuyokazi Magqaza on (047) 874 8000 or 073 851 4779.