Missing baby found alive one year later
A woman has been arrested in Katkop, in the Eastern Cape, for allegedly kidnapping a baby over a year ago, Katlehong police have said.
“We had initially received information about a baby staying with a woman in Thokoza, but she took off when she knew the police were looking for her,” said Captain Mega Ndobe today.
“She has been on the run ever since.”
The then three-week-old baby girl was taken in August last year while she was asleep with her parents, in their Eden Park home, south of Johannesburg.
Their corrugated-iron shack was cut and a piece of metal removed to gain entry.
“Last week, we heard the same woman was in the Tsolo Eastern Cape area and Katkop police were sent to apprehend her,” said Ndobe.
The woman was moved to Gauteng at the weekend and was expected to appear in Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court today on a charge of child stealing.
The baby’s parents had been informed, but the child was being kept in a place of safety while investigations continued into her disappearance.