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Dumped baby of two days old in Kafue

A two-day-old female infant was reportedly thrown in the jungle in the Shikoswe area, and police in Kafue are looking into the case.

A concerned member of the public found the infant on February 8, 2023, about 13:00, took it to Kafue General Hospital for treatment, and then reported the incident to police.

According to police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale, on February 7, 2023, at night, some residents of the Shikoswe area heard what they believed to be a wild cat but was actually a baby wailing noise coming from a mountain nearby.

“Then on the February 8, 2023, at around 13:00 hours, one member of the community heard the same noise again and that was when she went to the mountain and found the baby wrapped in a plastic and chitenge material. She immediately picked the baby and rushed it to Kafue General hospital and later reported the matter to Police,” he said.

Officers reportedly visited both the scene and the hospital, where the baby’s condition is claimed to be stable, according to Mr. Mwale.

He claimed that efforts are still being made to identify the baby’s mother.

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