Baby boy found on PE street

2012-03-03 12:00

Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape police are investigating whether a baby boy left on a Port Elizabeth street on Friday is the one stolen from the Dora Nzinga hospital.

The boy was left in Tshewu Street, New Brighton, by two women driving a BMW X5 with registration number FFG 552 EC, Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu said in a statement.

"The police are waiting for the DNA [tests] that will help to determine whether the boy is the one who was taken, before he can be given to the mother."

On Wednesday a woman pretending to be a student nurse stole the newborn baby from the Dora Nzinga hospital.

Provincial health department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the woman woke the baby's mother on Tuesday night and instructed her to take a bath.

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

Anyone with information about the matter was asked to contact Warrant Officer September on 071 3524 514.

  • Marion - 2012-03-03 12:09

    I hope it is the baby 'cos if it isn't it just means that another baby was born who isn't wanted. Thank God someone managed to get the registration number because in either scenario these women need to be apprehended and charged.

      Janice - 2012-03-03 12:37

      They need to be nailed to the wall and then shot!!!

      nicolene.kotze1 - 2012-03-03 20:40

      Why would someone thumbs down this comment? Some people are sick.

  • Jan - 2012-03-03 12:44

    I cry for the moral decline in our lovely country. The vulnerable are abused for diabolical greed and self gain. Babies are abused as a 'cure' for HIV-AIDS, murdered for 'muti' and used as proof of fertility to a prospective husband. Then there are those who abandon them because it doesn't suit their lifestyle. I hope our police find these evil people and find a judge that have the guts to lock them up and throw away the key.

      heinrich.crouse - 2012-03-03 12:59

      That's the dark side of Ubuntu, We all care for each other so I don't have to care for mine.

      Morne - 2012-03-03 13:36

      Cry for that of human society, not just this country.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-03 12:55

    There is NO morality left! These heartless beasts continue doing this because there is not a sentence that will deter it! Why have children if you dont want them??? Condoms are FREE!!!

  • Brigitte - 2012-03-03 13:08

    I presume he was alive as they don't say 'the body' of a baby boy?

  • Silvana - 2012-03-03 13:40

    I hope these two women are found and flogged. Hope the baby is restored to his parents.

  • Melanie Purge - 2012-03-03 15:14

    to all d women who steal babies: it doesnt cost a dime to open ur legs and let the sperm meets ur ovums! To all d women who throw away babies: shame on u, fools!

      Kagiso - 2012-03-03 18:29

      unfortunately some women are unable to conceive, and they are the ones under the most pressure to have children. i'm not justifying their crime, just stating a possible reason.

      Laura - 2012-03-03 20:16

      Agree, Kagiso. Kind of a stupid statemnt made by Menalie.

  • adoptingyou - 2012-03-05 10:07

    undeducated..not condoning the actions..not at all...BUT...alot of them dont know they have I mentioned in my articles, they feel like theres no other way which is sad

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