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Bogus nurse steals newborn baby

2012-02-29 14:47

East London - A woman pretending to be a student nurse has stolen a newborn baby at the Dora Nzinga hospital in the Eastern Cape, the provincial health department said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the woman woke the mother of the baby on Tuesday night and instructed her to take a bath.

"When the mother returned, the 'nurse' and baby were nowhere to be found."

Kupelo said the mother had been admitted into hospital for minor complications experienced after giving birth.

He said the department would investigate whether the bogus nurse had administered any care to other patients at the hospital.

The matter had been reported to the police.

Comments
  • Lulama - 2012-02-29 14:56

    no ways this is hectic. I hope they find the baby alive

  • Whispers4life - 2012-02-29 15:06

    This is seriouly sick, why didnt anyone notice anything???

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-29 15:29

      Hmm, Just wondering. Why didn't she just go to a pet shop?

      yolie.Landa - 2012-02-29 15:52

      Couldnt she find a man to make a baby with? #just wondering

  • nkulu.bgumede - 2012-02-29 15:18

    if i didnt know any better i think this baby is going to be use for some muthi ish which i find absolutely disgusting

      John - 2012-02-29 18:28

      Auuu.....lets hope that you are wrong. I know many cases like that, which are beyond of any kind of human being.

  • Dakey - 2012-02-29 15:19

    Dora Nzinga (AFAIK) is in Port Elizabeth, not East London. Pedantic perhaps, but we'd like folk to search in the right place.

      yolie.Landa - 2012-02-29 15:53

      No one said Dora Nginza is in East London. It is reported from EL. Havent you read stories before where they would maybe start with Johannesburg - and the story happened in Limpopo?

  • Chantal - 2012-02-29 15:22

    So you can just walk out of the hospital, no questions asked? With a new born? Seriously messed up. Hope the baba is found unharmed - soon!

  • njfada - 2012-02-29 15:31

    In my experience no one should just go out of the hospital premises with an newborn baby without being verified by the security, how did this happen really? I personally think this is an inside job, lukhona unyawo lwemfene. Hope they find the baby in good condition.

  • Bibi - 2012-02-29 15:45

    How many times have this happened? Sue the Minister of Health - all hospitals should have the strictest security around babies. Where were the night staff. Sleeping I suppose.

  • AG.Mogotsi - 2012-02-29 15:55

    people are desperate to be mothers.. when thousands don't want to be (abortions)

  • smithbr52 - 2012-02-29 16:02

    Why didn't anyone notice anything? Last week a friend of ours died in his car in a parking lot and was only noticed 3 days later!!

  • emokgojoe - 2012-02-29 16:21

    Oh my word, my worst fear.

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