Mother’s emotional reunion with kidnapped child

2009-09-17 00:00

PRETORIA — “It feels like I’ve been given my life back.”

This is what Patricia Naicker (45) had to say yesterday, moments after she was reunited with her two-year-old daughter Carina, who was kidnapped last week.

She scooped Carina up into her arms, squeezed her tightly and kissed her non-stop, saying: “My baby, my baby,” as tears streamed down her face.

“I’m never going to let go of her again, not to anyone or anything in the whole wide world.

“Even when I go to the bathroom, I’ll take her with me,” said Naicker.

Naicker and her daughter were reunited yesterday afternoon after Carina was kidnapped in Durban last Friday, allegedly by a man known to them.

The man, who lives in a centre for the homeless in Durban, where the Naickers also stay, was supposed to babysit Carina while her mother was at work.

He allegedly dropped Carina off at a hair salon in Le Marais, Pretoria on Monday morning, and said he had found her alone on a train in Johannesburg.

Naicker said that, since she realised that Carina was missing on Friday, she hasn’t able to eat or sleep. She just cried, put up posters of Carina, and searched everywhere for her daughter.

On Monday, two Durban police officers heard about Carina over the radio, who’d been left alone in Pretoria, and immediately made the connection between the two incidents.

Constables Nkosinathi Sabelo and Sipho Ngubo from the Point police station in Durban took Naicker to Pretoria yesterday to fetch her little girl.

Regarding the people at the Wyse Uiltjie Academy in Mayville who’ve been caring for Carina while she was in Pretoria, Naicker could only say: “They’re the best”.

Carina is usually very chatty, but when asked whether she was happy to be back with her mommy, she just smiled.

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