A case of child abandonment has been opened after a new-born boy was found alive on a pavement in Chatsworth, Durban, on Thursday

According to the police, the new-born still had the umbilical cord attached to him when he was discovered on the corner of Yolan and Havenside Drive at 07:15.

“The baby was taken to hospital for medical attention and is in a good condition”, police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said.

According to reports, the baby, who was wrapped in newspaper, was discovered by two domestic workers who were on their way to work.

A case of child abandonment was opened at Bayview police station.

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