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SA: Baby Girl Kidnapped Soon After Birth Found 20 Years Later

SA: Baby Girl Kidnapped Soon After Birth Found 20 Years Later

Police at Ermelo in Mpumalanga Province have finally located a daughter that was reportedly kidnapped and separated from her family for over 20 years.

According to Mpumalanga South Africa Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, a 16-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl on 23 March 2001.

Both mother and child were later discharged that day from the Ermelo Provincial Hospital. Said Mohlala:

As they were on their way home to Breyten, in the company of the baby’s aunt, they met a certain woman who is said to have offered to assist by holding the baby as her mom was experiencing some pains and dizziness whilst the aunt had visited a shop nearby.

The said woman then took the baby, promised to return and went towards the direction where the baby’s aunt had gone. Mohlala explained further:

The incident was then reported to the police at Ermelo, and a case of child abduction was opened.

Police commenced with their search, but there was no information that came forth until 29 November 2021 when the team of investigators got some leads into their investigation.

The Police conducted some forensic tests where DNA samples were collected, and the results showed that the missing child had indeed been located.

Police arrested a 50-year-old woman who is alleged to have been the one behind the abduction that occurred 20 years ago. She has been charged accordingly.

She appeared in the Ermelo Magistrate’s Court on 30 November 2021, and she was granted bail of R1 000. Her case was postponed to 18 January 2021.

Police said the now 20-year-old woman who was abducted as a baby has been kept in a safe place where she is receiving counselling.

The SAPS said “hopefully” the 20-year-old would be reunited with her biological family soon.

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11 Comments

Eric Munangagwa 5 months ago

At list the child was found


second class 5 months ago

sorry sha nyaya yako yarasika


Brian 5 months ago

Mapanzure gvt high school in mvg could not finish mathematics exam due lack of stationary.The was no graph papers and the pupils left the questions unanswered because of limited graph papers.Some of the students are talking of reporting to zimsec in Masvingo town.This is because the administration is corrupt and they eat exam fees and could not buy the stationary.Basure the siniour teacher and the gvt high school told the pupils that Zimsec was supposed to provide the stationary not the school which is incorrect.Mapakomhere high school nearby had enough graph papers for the exam about 4 graph papers each which is correct. Chauraya head of Mapanzure gvt high school is said to be tyrant and running currupt administration.Everyday he goes to town Masvingo using school resources but he could not buy the stationary for the poor pupils.Chiweshe the deputy head of Mapanzure high School is believed to the who was in charge of the paper 2 mathematics.I think Pindula news and the Anty corruption council of Zimbabwe should visit the school to investigate the issue because most of the stack holders and community are complaining of the currupt adminstration of Mapanzure high school. Head's office is in the school car and most of his teachers are subotaging the head.The ACCZ should visit the school and community to investigate this mathematics exams because the future of the students is in danger.Can you guys help to reach Pindula news so I could give the news in full


Leo 5 months ago

We have done a great job


Bhozhongora 5 months ago

Hutsinye chaiwo ummm, mwana ngaadzoke kumhuri kana vakave varombo. 👏👏


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Hi Kali 5 months ago

Let's hope haasi kubudiswa mumari coz vanhu vekuba vana vasingandourayi vane mari dzavo vanenge vachitotsvaka vokuchengeta.


The Nerd 5 months ago

I agree with you Tete.

Tete 5 months ago

True,there are cases were mwana uyu anenge a developer a very strong attachment na the stealing mother, zvokuti anotowona real parents se ma strangers. Anotoda strong counselling for her to adapt to the new status quo. Sincirely wish the family the best.

Bright 5 months ago

Umm yaaa mapurisa akashanda basa apa dziri dzimwe nyika dai zvakatovharwa so


magobido 5 months ago

Zvino akamuendesawo kuschool ere mbavha yemukadzi iyi aimuitiseiko muroyi uyu munhu mujeri ngaagaremo zvachose


Imwe mbeu 5 months ago

Ah, zvatakatoinzana! AlI can imagine upenyu hwangu hwese🙆🏽‍♂️. At least awanikwa



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