Hunt still on for Gauteng kidnappers

2013-01-10 12:23

Johannesburg - Police were still searching on Thursday for a Pakistani couple who allegedly kidnapped a 6-month-old baby boy and seriously injured his nanny in Bezuidenhout Valley on Tuesday.

"The father received an SMS late yesterday [Wednesday] saying that they [the kidnappers] were demanding R100 000 for the baby," Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

"There has still been no progress, and nothing new has happened since," he said on Wednesday.

The couple were renting a room in the house where the attack took place.

"It is alleged that the couple were tenants at a house in Bezuidenhout Valley and had not paid rent for December 2012."

He said it was suspected they tried to kill the nanny by slitting her throat with a sharp object and taking the baby.

The nanny was found by the baby's father in a critical condition before being taken to a local hospital.

"It is suspected that the couple with their three children are still in Gauteng. The woman is allegedly pregnant," Dlamini said.

According to a report in The Star on Thursday, the father, Ifeanyi Jones, pleaded with the couple to return his child.

"Please bring my son back; you say you are Christian, and this baby has done nothing to you," he said.
Jones also claimed the couple had tried to poison their food.

"I think now that their motive was to come and do harm."

Police are appealing to anyone who might have information to contact Warrant Officer  Risimate Maringa on 083 356 2718 or 011 403 3413.

  • Zoobeda - 2013-01-10 12:54

    Hope and pray these" bl Ru" get caught!!!Thieves!!!Eat the rent ,and slit the nanny's throat and kidnap..THese undesirable foreigners dont deserve to be here Filling up this country!

  • classwar.trotsky - 2013-01-10 13:18

    "I know you are Christian" Thats bad news for the child right there. Calling on moral relativism from those infected by the religion virus is futile. Like that makes any difference?

  • maria.roth.589 - 2013-01-10 13:18

    Hope the beautiful baby is found and returned to his parents. Who are these people? Surely somebody knows their name and details.

  • flynn.govender - 2013-01-10 13:19

    I feel for the parents but can somehow I feel that the kidnappers knew this family because they sms'd the father and they somehow knew that this family could afford R100 000.00. I could be wrong but kidnappers somehow befriend the family first or they know the family quiet well before making their move and demanding ransoms

      Lukyan.Ahmedenko - 2013-01-10 13:45

      I'm sure they knew quite abit from the article, they were renting a room so I am sure they gathered enough intel to commit this heinous deed, I hope safe return of this baby to his family.

  • Kwanele Mzwanele Masoka - 2013-01-10 13:36

    Stupid Pakistanis, you can't hide a pregnant woman with 3kids forever. SAPS is good when it comes to such crimes,your arrest is so imminent, they are just behind you, don't say I did not warn!!!!!!

  • Bluecrest - 2013-01-10 13:40

    R100k to be delivered where? Oh, EFT into bank account? Well, seems pretty simple to be able to track them then! Or am I missing something?

  • moi.carla.1980 - 2013-01-10 14:11

    Really hope that little baby is found and safely returned to his parents.

  • Nnabuife Jesus-Cross Onyeabo - 2013-01-10 14:17

    Just because the father of the child is Nigerian, they feel he has R100,000 lying around somewhere to give them.

      classwar.trotsky - 2013-01-10 14:34

      I doubt it was just an assumption.

  • kgabo.patrick.7 - 2013-01-10 14:31

    They undermain our laws coz we don't have death sentance,plz lets limit immigration like botswana before they rule our country.i wish nanny spead recovery

  • carol.vanniekerk.3 - 2013-01-10 15:51

    Surely we would be able to assist the Police if we knew how these scumbags looked - Where is the WANTED poster?

  • Kwanele Mzwanele Masoka - 2013-01-10 19:19

    Well done SAPS, how about you give us those foolish Pakistanis, maybe we mighty teach them a lesson or two about ubuntu via mob justice.

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