Woman on the run with girl, 2

2012-07-09 13:26
Kidnap suspect Talita Nkhanzi (Supplied)

Kidnap suspect Talita Nkhanzi (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - A woman was still on the run on Monday with a 2-year-old girl after SMSes demanding cash were sent to the toddler's family, police said.

Asanda Twala had been missing for the past two weeks since a family friend took the child to shops near the family home in Jeppestown, Johannesburg.

"We are still on the hunt for the female suspect who was last seen with the child," said Warrant Officer Richard Munyai.

"Both their pictures are being circulated and information we have so far is that she might be hiding somewhere in the Vaal."

Munyai said the suspect is known as Thuli but her real name is Talita Nkhanzi.

The family received SMSes a few days after Asanda disappeared, said Munyai.

"First the family received a call that the suspect was dead, then followed a text message that said the family was being watched and that they should not contact police, or else Asanda dies."

A demand for R15 000 in cash was received a week later. No further messages were received early om Monday, said Munyai.

"We are entering a third week since her disappearance."

Anyone with information can contact the investigation officer, Detective Constable Mlamleli Batakati on 011 403 3413 or 071 836 5268.

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