Concerned citizens have expressed concern over the increasing scourge of mothers dumping and abandoning their helpless babies to die at dump sites and dangerous locations.
This is a 31 year old mother Jeneve Venkatido who was granted bail of R1000 in the Verulam Magistrates Court today.
Venkatido was arrested on Monday afternoon by Members of Reaction Unit South Africa when Officers were called out to a residential area after receiving information on a baby lying in a refuse bag.
Whilst Paramedics were treating the new born baby boy, Reaction Officers began questioning residents in the area & eventually arrested the mother. She remained in Police custody since Monday & appeared in the Verulam Magistrates Court today on charges of Attempted Murder & Child Abandonment.
She is expected to make a second Court appearance at the end of the month.
According to a respondent, Trishanie Govender, the social workers should check on her remaining kids. I mean if she treated her newborn this way, who is to say she doesn’t show the same cruelty to the others. I’m just honestly disgusted and her actions literally make a mockery of motherhood. There are some couples who try so hard to conceive and yet she thought the best way to deal with her affair is to throw the evidence away? This poor child my prayers are with you.
Many are of the opinion that the procedure to adopt Children in the country is very rigorous and cumbersome. If this process was made easier by the authorities more children could be adopted and taken care of.