The police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the mother of a newborn baby boy found at 4.50pm in the back yard of a house in Vries Street in Stutterheim yesterday.
Police spokesman Captain Siphokazi Mawisa said the occupants of the home had heard a baby crying and went to investigate. They found the baby boy nearby and contacted the police. He was taken by an ambulance to hospital where he is being kept.
A case of child abandonment has been registered at Stutterheim SAPS but to date police has been unable to track down the baby’s mother.
Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect can contact Stutterheim SAPS on (043) 683 1996.