Kidnapped toddler found unharmed

2016-10-28 14:14
(Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

(Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

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Johannesburg - A toddler who was abducted during a house robbery in Soweto on Tuesday night has been found unharmed.

Police made the announcement on Friday afternoon.

The toddler, aged 14 months, was found in Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal after an extensive police search.

General Fred Kekane said three people had been detained, including the toddler's nanny.

- Read more: Cops arrest nanny for kidnapping of 14-month-old-baby

The boy's mother, Mandisa Mlambo, told News24 on Wednesday that she felt "empty and torn inside" after her child was abducted from their home in Protea Glen, Extension 28, Soweto.

Two men broke into the house and took the child.

Mlambo said she had returned home from work at 20:30 and noticed two men standing at the corner of her house. They attacked her and forced her into her house. Armed with a knife, they demanded money from her and tied her up.

After taking the money, the suspects forced the mother into her car and went to Protea Glen shopping mall where she was told to withdraw money from the ATM.

The suspects went back to the mother’s house and took off with her baby, cellphones, clothes and other items from the house.

“What happened was the worst thing ever. I wouldn’t wish something like this on anyone. I was held hostage at our own home, a place I call my comfort zone.”

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