The African Christian Democratic Party in
the Western Cape is calling on the community to stop abandoning babies.
This comes after a recent statistic
revealed that 79 children had been abandoned between April 2014 and March 2015.
ACDP Western Cape Leader Ferlon Christians
said, I am actually disturbed that we have 79 children that have been abandoned
between April 2014 and March 2015.
Christians said we are asking parents to
please contact the Department of Social Services before abandoning the
“We want to speak to mothers that are
pregnant, that are abandoning their new born babies also to contact the
Department of Social Services to have these children adopted” Christian added.
Meanwhile Child Welfare South Africa said
it has seen a decrease in child abandonment due to the increase in services
that is able to assist in this matter.
Child Welfare’s Charmaine Rugunandan said
instead of abandoning a child like they used to before, there is more
wide-spread information network amongst the volunteers.
“The volunteers are better educated on how
to respond when they see an abandoned child” Rugunandan concluded.
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