Tests done to determine baby's ID

2012-03-03 20:01

Johannesburg - Eastern Cape police spokesperson Dumile Gwavu said on Saturday that DNA tests would determine whether a baby boy left on a Port Elizabeth street was the one stolen from the Dora Nzinga hospital.

He said: "At the moment we are not yet sure if he was the boy who was stolen from the Dora Nzinga hospital.

"We have taken his DNA to determine whether he is the stolen boy."

The boy was left in Tshewu Street, New Brighton on Friday by two women driving a BMW X5, Gwavu said.

He could not confirm when the results of the DNA tests would be available.

"We will try to prioritise this case," he said.

A woman pretending to be a student nurse stole the new-born baby from the Dora Nzinga hospital on Wednesday morning.

Provincial health department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the woman had woken the baby's mother and instructed her to take a bath.

"When the mother returned, the woman and baby were nowhere to be found," Kupelo said.

  • mary.kircher - 2012-03-03 23:30

    How could they stop them Kusleg ? They were in a car, dumped the baby and drove away - I'm just happy they/whoever had the presence of mind to get the car's registration number.

  • Liza - 2012-03-04 09:52

    "x 2 Women in a BMW X5", just proves who have become the biggest criminals in this country. They all think because of their status in society they can get away with whatever behaviour they choose. As long as this country is run by these lawless, undisciplined & corrupt thugs, we will continue to have this type of behaviour. What's the saying "Lead by example"'s working really well as this example illustrates. It's an absolute disgrace

  • Annelize Delport - 2012-03-04 11:22

    We will try to prioritise this case," ~ what does that mean? Not TRY Sir, this is a priority case !!! Pull your finger out of your ass, and just do what you get paid for, YOUR JOB !!! There is a mother without her new born baby. And a new born baby without a mother.

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