A foetus has been found in a sewage pipe in Cato Manor.

The discovery was made by residents while they were crossing a ravine on Dunbar Road this morning.

Officers from local security company – PT Alarms had been patrolling the area and were flagged down.

Police also arrived and recovery efforts got under way.

Police spokesperson, Thulani Zwane says a case of concealment of birth is being investigated.

“We appeal to anyone who might have information about the person or persons who allegedly left the foetus in a drain – to come forward and give us information,” Zwane said.