DUMPED BIN BABY THRIVES

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GUARDIAN ANGELS: Net­care 911 Ad­vanced Life Sup­port para­medic Gary Paul and Razia Hus­sein, health­care worker at Umh­langa Hospi­tal, with a baby boy res­cued from a rub­bish bin by Sibu­siso Khu­malo (right). The baby is in good health and get­ting plenty of vis­its from paramedics, po­lice­men and hospi­tal staff. Paul’s fam­ily has pro­vided clothes.

Khu­malo, a cleaner at the Sea Lodge at Umh­langa, found the in­fant wrapped tightly in a towel, cov­ered and squashed into a rub­bish-filled refuse bag and left for dead out­side a block of flats. It is be­lieved the child had been in the bin all night.

Khu­malo said when he found the baby, ‘I just picked the baby up and held him to my chest – I couldn’t stop cry­ing. I’ve got a small baby, too, and see­ing this child like this made me very sad. He was so help­less.’

Net­care 911 spokesman Jeff Wicks said paramedics had sta­bilised the child be­fore tak­ing him to Umh­langa Hospi­tal.

Po­lice spokesman Thu­lani Zwane asked any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the baby to come for­ward.

PIC­TURES: JEFF WICKS/NET­CARE 911 AND JAC­QUES NAUDE

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