Kidnap nanny still on the run

2012-02-08 10:11

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.

  • Moi - 2012-02-08 10:23

    She's probably back in Zim by now.

      rbphiri - 2012-02-08 11:19

      South Africa needs a nanny like this, especially with all the babies we have in parliament.

      larisha.toffar - 2012-02-08 11:40

      i guess u don't have children RPhiri..?

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2012-02-08 10:24

    Pity she had to kidnap the innocent little baby, the clear picture maybe lack of pay in the first place. Being a nanny in certain househlods is even above hell.

      Jeanne-Marie - 2012-02-08 11:21

      you are not the brightest fish in the pond, are you? no one have to work for money that is not acceptable to them. she could have left at any time and she agreed to work for the money that she was offered.

      larisha.toffar - 2012-02-08 11:28

      neither are you...Jeanne-Marie she was owed money, she did not receive her monthly wage so she snapped and decided to take the innocent child, she accepted the work and the salary was agreed on. She could have gone to the department of labour (but then again maybe she illegally in the country)

      Jeanne-Marie - 2012-02-08 11:36

      @larisha.....and how do you know she wasn't paid? or do you have the inside story? nowhere did it say she was not paid now did it?

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  • Mashudu - 2012-02-08 10:47

    Publish Her Picture, Someone Might Spot Her.

      rbphiri - 2012-02-08 11:18

      we don't need nanny's like this. Name, frame and shame.

  • Teeas - 2012-02-08 10:48

    Next time you hire think twice rather regreting later, especially foreigners who hasn`t got documents

  • Xzaviera - 2012-02-08 10:52

    This shook me to the core! My baby is 6 months old! I just thank God that we are in a position for her daddy to care for her during the day! I hope this woman is found. Her picture should be published!

  • kerrimg - 2012-02-08 10:53

    publish the photo of the nanny so if anyone sees her can report her to the cops

      larisha.toffar - 2012-02-08 11:38

      i doubt there is a photo...

  • Claudie - 2012-02-08 10:58

    why does this story seem incomplete? someone is not telling us something... cant they trace the # the sms came from, how did the AUNT end up receiving this sms, why leave the baby @ this particular creche? the list goes on and on.. come on guys !

      Michelle - 2012-02-08 11:08

      Agree Claudie, something smells a bit off! She didn't get her ransome money did she?

      Claudie - 2012-02-08 11:23

      @michelle, the ransom theory is not even justified at this stage...

      larisha.toffar - 2012-02-08 11:33

      true it does seem incomplete, didn't the sms come from the lady at the creche? I think the "nanny" gave the lady at the creche the aunties phone number and when it got late she (the lady at the creche) sent an sms thinking she was sending it to the nanny. I don't think the creche was particular it was probably on her way or the only creche that had an opening.

      jade.bulley - 2012-02-08 11:52

      Hahahaha... I think you should stop trying to play CSI..

  • Rudie - 2012-02-08 11:03

    Still running??? Damn she must enter the comrades !!!

  • Ian - 2012-02-08 11:17

    a zimbo, bloody typical

      Claudie - 2012-02-08 11:24

      that seems a bit discriminatory ,dont you think? it could have been done by anybody, even a south african.. what would you have said then?

      larisha.toffar - 2012-02-08 11:37

      Not True- I find Zimbabwean workers more reliable and honest than some of our south Africans, they know what poverty mean and they are looking for a better life. People like to blame other nations for rapes and robberies even sometimes when it is not so. That was also the case here the child's mother took advantage of the lady because she is Zimbabwean and decided not to pay her the wage owed to her and of-course she messed with the wrong Zimbabwean because she had had enough...

  • thabi0209 - 2012-02-08 11:52

    it looks like the poor nanny is desparate for her salary the motive is clear.

  • matome.matlakala1 - 2012-02-08 14:20

    i think rphiri you need to see psychologist you are not right in our mind

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