Police searching for a woman who kidnapped a baby

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Klerksdorp, in North West Province have launched a search for a woman who allegedly kidnapped a week-old baby from her mother on Thursday, 17 June 2021.

According to information available at this stage, the 17-year-old mother gave birth at her residential place on Monday, 14 June 2021. The baby was subsequently admitted to Klerksdorp Hospital on Thursday morning, 17 June 2021, for a check-up and discharged at 14:00.

Colonel Amanda Funani said the mother was leaving the hospital when she met a woman who asked to buy her sneakers as she was wearing sandals on a cold day.

“Reports suggest that the 17-year-old mother allegedly went to the mall with the woman who gave her money to buy herself sneakers whilst she remained behind to look after the new born baby girl.”

Colonel Funani added that when the mother came out of the shop, she discovered that the woman was missing with the baby. “The young mother reported the matter to the police and a case of kidnapping was registered.”   

The police request anyone who may have information regarding the incident including the whereabouts of the suspect, who is estimated to be on her early thirties, to call  the Investigating Officer, Seargent Kenny Ntshekane on 082 568 6909 or South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: 08600 10111.

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