A three day old baby was abandoned next to the N2 near Jeffreys Bay yesterday.
Two women hitch hikers heard cries coming from behind a bush next to the road. They went to investigate and found the child lying on the ground under the bush.
“The police were alerted and they rushed the child to the Humansdorp Hospital where she is receiving medical attention but appears to be in good health,” said W/O Seekoei from the South African Police.
While at the hospital, detectives received a lead about the identify of the mother.
The 31 year old suspect was subsequently arrested by Humansdorp Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual offences Unit within two hours of the child being found.