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Places of Safety

Last updated on February 5, 2020

A lot of people are angry about the baby that died in East London yesterday after being abandoned in on the street in a plastic bag – and well they should!

But please spare a moment to remember that the mother is also a human being and we don’t know her circumstances.  We don’t don’t know at this stage what led her to abandon her baby in this manner – and whilst we can say there is no excuse – and there should not be – this mother obviously felt she had no other option.

This is by no means an isolated incident and my ex-wife, Nicole Angling, is involved in charities for abandoned babies in Port Elizabeth and everyone who is outraged by this event do a search for “place of Safety” in your locality.

In the last 2 days I have driven past Breath of Life in East London four times. I don’t know anything about Breath of Life at this stage but I will make a point of it in the coming days. Rather than be angry at a faceless person who undoubtedly is a victim herself in some respect I will rather see what i can do to help prevent this happening in the future and I urge anyone reading this to do the same.


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  1. Tania cowen Tania cowen

    Has anyone considered that maybe someone else took this womans baby and dumped it? An unwilling father? A jealous ex girlfriend of the father? A simply unstable person? Maybe there is a mother out there whose child was taken from her while she was weak and vulnerable, aNd she is going through more hell than any of you could ever wish on her.

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