Twin baby stolen from hospital

2013-06-24 11:00

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Bloemfontein - A Free State mother is devastated after a woman stole one of her newborn twins in an Odendaalsrus hospital.

“Please bring back my baby alive. We won’t prosecute. We are devastated. My arms are empty,” pleaded Anna Sekota, whose little boy was stolen on Friday from the Thusanong Hospital, reported Volksblad.

The baby boy and his twin sister were born on Friday afternoon.

A woman came into the mother’s room and pretended to be a pregnant nursing student. She asked which mother had twins.

When a mother answered that she had twin daughters, the woman went to Sekota and asked the same question.

She told Sekota she had been asked by a nurse to fetch the boy, supposedly as a doctor wanted to compare the boy with another baby boy who had breathing problems.  

Sekota said she had no reason to distrust the woman and believed her children were safe in hospital.

“The woman stood in my room and turned her face, pretending to talk to the nurse in the corridor.”

But when nursing staff came to discharge Sekota and her twins, they realised the baby boy was gone.

Family spokesperson Johannes Sekota said either the woman pretended to be pregnant to get a child or she was pregnant with a girl and the child’s father wanted a boy.  

“The woman knew exactly what she was doing and what was going on at the hospital. How is it possible that something like this can happen? The hospital’s camera system works but the cameras are set in the wrong direction.”
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