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Sergeant Masondo Becomes a Hero After Taking Care of Abandoned Baby at Police Station

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A South African police officer has been hailed a hero after he stepped in to care for a baby who was abandoned at a police station by a desperate mother. The mother, whose whereabouts remain unknown, entered the Ntuzuma Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal with the infant, asking to use the toilet. She then fled, leaving the baby behind.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, the story of how Sergeant S. Masondo took action to ensure the child’s safety has garnered over 300,000 likes, shares, and comments. The post’s description reads: “A lady came into Ntuzuma Police Station with a baby, asked to use the toilets, and then she disappeared. This was Saturday; now her whereabouts are unknown.”


According to the statement, the baby cried throughout the night and into the following morning. When the social workers were contacted, it was discovered that they only worked Monday to Friday, indicating there were no standby duties for weekends. This left the police in a challenging situation, with a helpless baby needing care.

Stepping up to the challenge, Sgt. Masondo took responsibility for the child’s well-being. He purchased nappies, warm clothes, and porridge, recognizing that the infant hadn’t eaten in over 12 hours. He then comforted the baby, ensuring that she was safe and cared for.

The story has prompted a wave of appreciation for the officer’s kindness and dedication. Comments flooded the social media platform, with users expressing gratitude for Sgt. Masondo’s actions and commending him for going above and beyond the call of duty.

One user, @Its_Fhifi, commented, “The mother tried her best; the baby is very fresh and seems well taken care of. Glad she didn’t hurt her when the going got tough for her. Thank you, Sgt. Masondo, for stepping in. God bless you.”

Others called on the officer to adopt the baby. Shandukani Ndou wrote, “PLEASE TAKE THAT BABY HOME WITH YOU. DON’T BOTHER TO LOOK FOR THE MOTHER. THEREAFTER FOLLOW THE LEGAL PROCEDURE TO ADOPT THE BABY. GOD BLESS YOU.”

Another user, @lebz, expressed sympathy for the baby, saying, “I wanna cry… thinking of what that child is going through, missing her mom and confused at the strangers around her, but also glad the mother brought her to safety.”

This heartwarming story not only underscores the struggles some parents face in difficult circumstances but also highlights the role that compassionate officers like Sgt. Masondo can play in providing a safety net for those in need. Although the social workers were not immediately available, this police officer’s quick thinking and kindness ensured that the baby was in good hands until further assistance could be arranged.

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