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Jantji Ngwenyama
1 minute read
8 Mar 2019
11:24 am

19-day-old baby abducted after mother visits Tembisa Hospital

Jantji Ngwenyama

The suspects stopped her while she was walking home and offered her a lift, left her at an unknown location, and kidnapped her baby.

One of the three suspects allegedly involved in the kidnapping.

Police in Ekurhuleni North Cluster have warned residents on the crime of child abduction.

Capt Manyadza Ralidzhivha, SAPS communications officer, confirmed that a 25-year-old woman’s baby was abducted in the Kempton Park area on the morning of February 27, while she was taking her 19-day-old baby to Tembisa Hospital for a check-up, reports Kempton Express.

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“When she left the hospital, a white vehicle stopped next to her. There were two women and a man in the car. The suspects asked her where she was going and she told them she was going to Winnie Mandela Zone Four. They then offered her a lift to her destination.

“The suspects drove with her and stopped at a spaza shop and bought some cold drinks. They drove with her until they left her at an unknown place. The suspects drove away with her child,” Ralidzhivha explained.

One of the three suspects.

One of the females allegedly involved in the kidnapping.

“She went to seek help. The woman met a security officer who took her to Mondeor Police Station in Johannesburg. The Mondeor police opened a case of abduction and immediately brought her to Tembisa Police Station,” said Ralidzhivha.

Anybody who may have information is requested to contact D/Sgt Jimmy Makhubele on 082 551 8741, or 08600 10111 or call 112. They can also contact the nearest police station.

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