Headline News
12 May 2017

Rustenburg – “This beautiful little girl braved through a traumatic experience after she was abandoned next to the road in Zinniaville. We urge the community to come forward with information that will lead to her parents or family,” Helen Lotz, director of Môrester Child and Youth Care Centre in Rustenburg said in an interview with the Platinum Weekly newspaper. Contact Lotz on 082-460 8418 or

A baby girl abandoned, now in the care of Helen Lotz.

The baby girl, only a few weeks old, was found in Karlien Street, near a public park in Zinniaville on Tuesday, 2 May 2017 by a passerby – who immediately contacted Morné Engelbrecht of SACCW for assistance. According to Captain Elsabé Augoustides, police spokesperson, the baby girl was found abandoned under a tree, wrapped in a blanket.

From left; Yasir Wadee and Morné Engelbrecht of South Africa Community Crime Watch Rustenburg (SACCW).

Without delay, the SACCW team rushed to the scene and alerted the Tlhabane Police. The baby is now in the caring and loving hands of the staff at Môrester Child and Youth Care Centre.

“The baby was well dressed, which is unusual in cases like this,” Engelbrecht said. “She has a name, a mother and a father. Her parents or family must come forward,” Engelbrecht added. 

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