Baby abducted from home affairs office
Ladysmith - A search has been launched for a one-month-old baby boy and a
woman who apparently abducted him from the Ladysmith home affairs office,
police said on Tuesday.
The woman approached Baby Mlondi Thwala's mother on Monday, said Captain
She claimed the municipality had commissioned her to offer support to babies
under the age of three months.
The woman had previously asked the Colenso community about families with
babies in this age group.
Zwane said the woman persuaded the mother to travel with her to the home
affairs office where she promised to help with an application for a grant for
At the office, the woman told the mother she would take the baby to get
food. She did not return. The mother became worried and searched the area, but
the woman and baby were nowhere to be found.
Zwane said the child had been wearing in a yellow vest with a matching top
over it, a lime green waterproof and powder blue pants.
The woman was of medium build with a fair complexion and short hair. She was
wearing a yellow T-shirt with the word 'identity' printed on it and a navy
Zwane appealed to the public to report sightings of the woman or baby to the