Kidnap nanny still on the run

2012-02-08 10:11
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Pretoria baby reunited with mum

2012-02-08 09:43

The 6-month old Pretoria baby thought to have been kidnapped by his nanny has been found alive and well. Watch as mother and child are reunited. WATCH

Johannesburg - Gauteng police were on Wednesday still searching for the nanny who allegedly kidnapped a 6-month-old baby boy in Pretoria.

"The investigation continues," spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said.

He could not confirm whether the 21-year-old Zimbabwean woman, named by The Star as Linette Moyo, was still in the country or in Zimbabwe.

The baby, Kgosietsile Marobe, was found at a crèche in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, on Tuesday morning, after an aunt received an SMS reading: "Call this number, and get this baby now".

Tears of relief

His mother, Mita Marobe, said he seemed unharmed.

"When we got to the crèche, this lady was carrying him. I broke down and cried, but this was a cry of relief and I took him from the lady," she told The Star.

A woman had apparently left the baby at the crèche and told the staff she would fetch him later in the day.

Mita Marobe woke up on Monday morning to find the nanny and the baby were gone.

Police said a security guard at the complex where they lived had called the mother when the nanny was leaving with the baby at 05:00. The mother then contacted the police.

Police could not confirm reports the nanny had demanded R45 000 for the baby.

- SAPA
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