Nanny on run with baby, ransom demanded

2012-02-06 11:10

Johannesburg - A babysitter is apparently on the run with her employer’s baby and has demanded a ransom, it was reported on Monday.

However, police were unable to confirm the alleged kidnapping of the baby in Hestia Park, Pretoria, and urged the mother to report the matter, EWN said.

Mita Marobe called Talk Radio 702 on Monday morning to say she had discovered her 6-month-old child, Kgosietsile, and the babysitter were missing.

Several thousand rands, her cellphone and all the keys to the house were also gone. It appeared as if the woman was holding the baby for ransom.

“The nanny said if we still want the baby we must give her R45 000 and not to go to the police.”

Marobe said nearby security guards told her they saw the babysitter with her child at around 05:00.

According to EWN, the nanny’s name is Lynette Moyo.

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  • Larry - 2012-02-06 11:15

    If this was not so tragic, it would be ludicrous,

      Tandas - 2012-02-06 11:54

      Look at the pic!! It is superman's child! The Nanny is probabaly lights out in a gutter somewhere and the child is already safe and sound on planet Krypton!

      philani.goba - 2012-02-06 11:56

      I wonder if she's related to Bongani Moyo

      Willie - 2012-02-06 12:15

      Please pay nannies on time to avoid such nonsense.Just checking is she a SA ?

      procold2 - 2012-02-06 12:53

      i agree larry, she cant get away with it , i hope the baby will be retuned safly and unharmed.

      Seja - 2012-02-06 13:29

      The Nanny's name sounds Zimbabwean ... most nannies in Gauteng are from Zim or Letsotho ... and they generally do a great job at looking after kids, even though some parents choose to underpay these already underpaid nannies!! They feel South African nannies demand too much money and generally do a lousy job of caring for their kids.

      Merven - 2012-02-07 08:02

      @Willie, you are now doing exactly what the ANCYL does, find lame excuses to approve crime.

  • Patrick Ngassa Piotie - 2012-02-06 11:21

    The nanny is taking chances ey... She has been watching too much movies.

      Juann Strauss - 2012-02-06 11:37

      I was thinking the same thing. Too much Generations is bad for you. or any soapie for that matter.

      lhenama - 2012-02-06 11:51

      That's what they do actually they watch a lot of movies more than us the people who pay for all of those things at home and then they get these ideas.

  • Gerhard - 2012-02-06 11:22

    Do not go to the police, but it is ok to broadcast it on the radio and in the news? WTF??? Hope the little one is going to be ok!

      Joe - 2012-02-07 01:01

      The radio and media are not the police, theoretically. Practically, who knows.

  • Perfume5 - 2012-02-06 11:22

    I hope this mad woman returns the baby.

  • Perfume5 - 2012-02-06 11:27

    They should set the nanny up and tell her the R4500 will be dropped off somewhere, tip off the police and have her arrested.

      samuel.maphaha1 - 2012-02-06 12:12

      Perfume, why are you stating the obvious?

      Tuner - 2012-02-06 12:48

      Perfume, you also have been watching too many movies!

      Makatikamusona - 2012-02-06 13:35

      R45 000 not R4,500

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-06 15:46

      Nicely edited news24... that definately said R4500 earlier!

  • customdesign - 2012-02-06 11:29

    The height of stupidity

  • Josh - 2012-02-06 11:34

    When they find her they should just give her to the community vigilantes that sorted out those other thieves.

      Josh - 2012-02-06 11:37

      Anyone know Liam Neeson's phone number?

  • Jolene - 2012-02-06 11:34

    She is not asking for a lot, just give her the money and get the baby, for goodness sakes, they will catch her in no time, just check all the "Roadlink" buses, to Transkei.

      Singatha - 2012-02-06 13:23

      Eh,maybe the "Moyo" surname is a giveaway that she is not from the Transkei but of Zimbabwean origin.

  • Lorenzo - 2012-02-06 11:36

    R4500!!! And then what?? She will be out of work? Some humans a lower IQ than a Jack Russell.

      Garth - 2012-02-06 12:24

      Hey, that's not nice! My jack was a bit `no brain, no pain' but he didn't steal.

      Hendrik - 2012-02-06 14:00

      please don't insult Jack Russells.

      Barker - 2012-02-06 16:12

      Now if you compared the IQ of cat and some humans, we would understand, but never compare with a dog. We are way too smart.

      Eric - 2012-02-06 17:02

      @ Barker - ve know vere you live. The cat.

      maureen.bryden - 2012-02-06 22:14

      Please don't insult my very intelligent Jack Russell. My Abby actually understands so much English we have to sometimes speak Afrikaans in front of her!

  • yolee.mtsatse - 2012-02-06 11:36

    all the best with finding the baby and i hope god guides the family in to making best dicisions to getting the baby back. SA needs to strongly focus on crime. And unite together with helping lost souls like the kidnapper.

  • godesha - 2012-02-06 11:41

    You can trust nobody these days. Hope the baby is returned safely to his mother.

  • Lindiwe Skosana - 2012-02-06 11:45

    Either this woman is not right in the head or there's more to the story than meets the eye. Perhaps the baby's mother was exploiting her, I mean why would she risk her job for so little money???

      Moi - 2012-02-06 12:18

      Even if the mother was exploiting her, that does not make it ok to take the child! She's already taken money and goods from the house. Take the matter to the CCMA, that's what they're there for. There's no excuse for such an action.

      lungile.mngomezulu - 2012-02-06 12:23

      If she was exploited she should have lodged a complaint with the CCMA, kidnapping an innocent child and asking for R4500 ransom is stupid.

      Lindiwe Skosana - 2012-02-06 14:12

      I'm not justifying what she did, don't get me wrong. I'm trying to figure out this madwoman's logic, I'm a mother myself and I'd go crazy if such a thing happened to me.

      Barker - 2012-02-06 16:14

      Ms Moyo's mother dropped her on her head when she was a baby

  • Lumko Ntshinka - 2012-02-06 11:49

    Desperate times calls for desperate measures, okay besides the obvious stupidity, lets assume the poor lady is in dire need of the cash, i mean come-on if she was driven by greed do you really believe she would've asked for a mere 4500, theres probably more to her actions than meets the eye here, it just dont make sense.

      Bibi - 2012-02-06 12:53

      Ask for a loan then. Stupid, stupid.

      Lumko Ntshinka - 2012-02-06 19:50

      Okay, i take it back, she derseves to rot in jail shez clearly driven by greed.

  • Lumko Ntshinka - 2012-02-06 11:49

    Desperate times calls for desperate measures, okay besides the obvious stupidity, lets assume the poor lady is in dire need of the cash, i mean come-on if she was driven by greed do you really believe she would've asked for a mere 4500, theres probably more to her actions than meets the eye here, it just dont make sense.

  • derrick.dawson - 2012-02-06 11:55

    To ask for a R4500 ransom when you kidnap a baby is ridiculous. Shoot this idiot, as we have enough pollution in the gene pool already.

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-06 15:47

      please take note of the sneaky news24 editing... it now states R45000. kinda makes the story more beleivable now :P

  • Glenn - 2012-02-06 11:55

    Sorry, story doesn't add up.... Stole thousands of rands, and now only wants 4500? That should be 2 months or even 1 month salary... I don't buy it... There is something else that we not aware off, and why phone 702?

      John - 2012-02-06 12:10

      I smell a RAT

      Willie - 2012-02-06 12:16

      good point

      cheryl.kristiansen - 2012-02-06 12:54

      Agreed, and why was the nanny looking after the child at 5am? Shouldn't he still be safely tucked into his bed under Mommy's supervision at that time? What hours exactly did this nanny work? And at what times did the mother look after the baby?

      Makatikamusona - 2012-02-06 13:37

      Don't know where do you guys get R4,500 from or was it rectified to R45,000 before I open the article

      Vuyolwethu - 2012-02-06 14:21

      R45 000

      sandimzilikazi - 2012-02-06 14:37

      @Makatika they rectified it.

      pal.mabelane - 2012-02-06 14:44

      Was listening in the morning, the mother says the nanny took about R 5000 and if I read right she wants R 45 000 ransom. Her name says Zimbabwean.

      charmaine.pauwels - 2012-02-07 07:36

      I agree with cheryl. The mother woke to find baby and nanny gone at 5am???? Did the mother even do credit checks on nanny before hiring? To take baby for ransom for such a small amount spells out money trouble.

  • verna.vwyk - 2012-02-06 11:56

    Praying for his safe return!!

  • E=MC2 - 2012-02-06 12:00

    "apparently", "unable to confirm", "It appeared..." Solid story this is

      Peter - 2012-02-06 12:20

      Yip...News24 is picking up stompies again

  • sandimzilikazi - 2012-02-06 12:02

    The mother did not pay the babysitter, babysitter GET'S A BRAVE WAVE if you want your baby, you will pay me my R4500!!!

      Bibi - 2012-02-06 12:53

      And you know this how - are you the babysitter?

      Willie - 2012-02-06 13:13

      How many people out there who exploit this ladies, lets be honest

      sandimzilikazi - 2012-02-06 14:41

      ahh Bibi don't be silly!!

  • nkele.malatji - 2012-02-06 12:04

    My nanny stole R275 and did not ask for the ransom,she just wanted to buy some few savannas with the money and also stole few clothes.On top of that she sent me pls cal me on weekend and i don't know for what now

      Makatikamusona - 2012-02-06 13:39

      Now she is gonna demand a ransom or else she is coming for the baby

  • lhenama - 2012-02-06 12:05

    Couldn't she have asked for an advance or something because she's facing jail time now.

      Singatha - 2012-02-06 13:28

      Yho you pay that much for baby sitters in Jo'burg?That's a loan in these here parts of the E.C.I believe she want's R4 500.00.

  • John - 2012-02-06 12:08

    All this trouble for only R4500? This woman is crazy.

  • Stan - 2012-02-06 12:12

    Is this another way of asking for a raise? Damn... Don't hurt the little one. Kidnap my baby... I will hunt you down, find you and inflict pain of apocalyptic proportions...

  • Wendy - 2012-02-06 12:16

    R4500 not bad,in this day and age when one's life cost nothing.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-06 12:16

    Very tragic but the kidnapper is not very smart! Only 4500.00? I hope this has a happy ending and the whacko is locked up!

  • Koos - 2012-02-06 12:29

    shoot to kill!!!

  • makesuthink - 2012-02-06 12:33

    You guys do not or cannot read. The article says several thousand Rands, cell phone and Keys to the house are missing, so the R4500.00 is in addition to the missing thousands. Just a question. Who has a babysitter at 5.00am and how did the babysitter get the cellphone and all the keys to the house

  • Pearl - 2012-02-06 12:40

    Why are the other news agencies reporting ransome of R45 000.00 not R4 500.00. Not sure which one is true

  • Nkulekweni - 2012-02-06 12:44

    Ludicrous...I am not sure I understand the story...why broadcast the matter to the whole nation and yet not go to the police?

      Irene - 2012-02-06 13:00

      702 is more efficient than the police.

      Nkulekweni - 2012-02-06 13:06

      That is most probably the case Irene...but the baby's safety?

      Peter - 2012-02-06 13:22

      lol the kidnapper did say 'dont go to the police'...i think the mother doesnt quite understand the concept that when she said that, she meant dont get people involved. In my opinion, its a stupid move from the mother. With such a low ransom, and the country being full aware of it now, there really isn't a purpose to keeping the baby alive :(

      Bibi - 2012-02-06 14:00

      Missing Children South Africa is the best. Like their FB page and you will get all the news. it is for missing adults too.

      pal.mabelane - 2012-02-06 14:49 Julius' pic on there?

  • Marion - 2012-02-06 12:44

    What a darling little face. Hope he is safe. And why don't the cops have a national database for all missing people? Oh, wait, it would take forever for them to load the docket into a computer system (if that's how they work) - that is if they don't 'lose' it first.

  • charikinya - 2012-02-06 12:47

    perfectly naural response to baby kidnap dial 702 TALK RADIO, cause their number is on speed dial.

  • nadine.hayward13 - 2012-02-06 12:55

    R4500.00 seriously??? couldn’t she just asked her employer for a loan, instead of kidnapping the child... You really get STUPID TWITS out there...

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-06 14:01

      assuming the story is correct

  • - 2012-02-06 12:56

    If you go to the EWN Link in the article it states R45,000 Ransom. News24?

      Hendrik - 2012-02-06 14:05

      News24 ALSO reports R45,000 I am amazed going through these comments at all the dimwits that latched onto an amount of R4,500? Maybe they can not count further and got stuck at 4,500? And to think people like this live amongst us, scary the intelect one is faced with sometimes.

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-06 15:49

      Hendrik, if you read the article when it came out, you wouldve seen it said R4500 & was later changed

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-06 15:49

      think twice before you call others dimwits... might come back at you

  • bafana.skosana - 2012-02-06 13:01

    But the Nanny's cellphone was off, how did she passed a message for R4500.00, mxm. Hope they get the little one safe.

  • Mandy - 2012-02-06 13:05

    absolutely my biggest fear!!!

  • Erich - 2012-02-06 13:08

    On the news of RSG (13h00) an amount of R45 000 is mentioned.

  • lungile.mngomezulu - 2012-02-06 13:19

    Eyewitness news has reported the ransom to be R45 000 not R4500. Who is correct?

      Hendrik - 2012-02-06 14:07

      I do not think the dimwits that started comments about 4,500 without it being mentioned in the article can be correct? Can they? Sometimes dangerous to comment without reading the article first.

      lungile.mngomezulu - 2012-02-06 14:42

      @Hendrick. Seems News24 has changed the original story, earlier they reported R4500 hence my (and many others) confusion when I read the article somewhere else.

  • Paul - 2012-02-06 13:30

    who can a person trust these day's , how long was she working for her employer? surely a background check should have been done... then again who can you trust , gone are the day's that mother take care of their own children during the day , we as parents are forced to both work!!our economy does not allow mom to stay at home and dad bring home the pay.

  • LindiBleu - 2012-02-06 13:47

    idiot woman. doesn't she know kids are worth a k*kload more than that? I'd hunt her down even harder for the fact that she dared put a price on my precious' head. then again, I dont believe in nannies, especially foreigners. if she goes home to Zim with the baby, you will never see that child. that has always been foremost in my mind. I'll stick with daycares. Parents, when you have kids, be prepared to spend money. you cannot expect to leave a woman who has left her own kids behind to look after yours and give her R400, it's ludicrous. Children's safety is priceless. Sorry for the mom, but there's a reason these people are being chased out of kasie.

      Profesori - 2012-02-06 14:41

      You are wrong, if she goes to Zim she will be caught in less than 2 hours, unlike your corrupt country, Zim does not tollerate corruption and crime. thank you very much.

  • arlene.hanns - 2012-02-06 14:02

    Aww...he's so cute.hope he's still ok though.

  • arlene.hanns - 2012-02-06 14:07

    How much is the ransom? R4,500 or R45,000.Different news reports report these two different please.

  • pal.mabelane - 2012-02-06 14:42

    She's Zimbabwean....

      Profesori - 2012-02-06 16:18

      So what?

      Ndaba - 2012-02-06 19:40

      You idots are the worst ungrateful people on earth not to mention being the worst criminals in the world. Educated? If you were you wouldnt just conclude some1 is Zim without any proof. Why underpay nannies? You think this is slave era? Get a life mate, visit Zim and help yourself from ignorance. The police do their work unlike the worst corrupt SA.

  • pal.mabelane - 2012-02-06 14:46

    It's R 45 000 people: “The nanny said if we still want the baby we must give her R45 000 and not to go to the police.” Extra Zero, don't know where you guys the R4500 from?

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-06 15:50

      the original article stated R4500 & was later changed

  • kerrimg - 2012-02-06 14:57

    hope the baby is returned soon to the mom

  • Kusleg - 2012-02-06 15:13

    I have now proved that in South Africa we are so poor with numbers / figures / maths. The article says R45 000 (forty-five thousand rand) and not R4500......Yawn.

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-06 15:50

      clever editing... yaaawn. original article did say R4500

  • Kusleg - 2012-02-06 15:23

    How much was she being paid by the employer? Why are foreign domestic workers so popular with local b.lack employers? Because they are easy to exploit. Our mamas worked as nannies for we all no who in the old days and why can they not work for us the emerging middle and high class now? Answer...Because we are arrogant and stingy...Lol.

  • Linda - 2012-02-06 16:03

    I agree with most of you, these ladies are underpaid and made to work in conditions that local Southafricans would not accept. Why? the economic status of their countries. Parents please screen the helpers extensively to avoid such...Very tragic!

  • Linda - 2012-02-06 16:03

  • bsesiane - 2012-02-06 16:21

    who would do such a thing?

  • Barefoot - 2012-02-06 16:29

    Learning curve next time the kidnapper will write: don't go to the police, don't call the media in fact don't tell anyone. since the mother did her part by not calling the cops they probably called her. i hope the lady keeps her end of the bargain and not hurt the baby