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Kidnap accused’s family: We grew up with the child

By admin
27 February 2015

The baby girl was snatched from her sleeping mother’s arms when she was just 3-days-old at Groote Schuur Hospital.

The family of a woman accused of kidnapping a baby 17 years ago were left shaken on Friday after her arrest and appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.

The accused stood in the dock wearing a white and black striped sweater.

The suspect’s visibly upset family told reporters outside the court: "We grew up with the child, we took care of her.”

Her case was postponed to 6 March. She will remain in custody at the Woodstock police station.

The girl’s biological father said his daughter is receiving extensive counselling.

- News24