A three-month-old baby who was allegedly kidnapped at a clinic in Mamelodi West in Pretoria has been found.
Three-month-old Tshegofatso Nyambi was allegedly kidnapped by an unknown woman on Friday.According to police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo, Tshegofatso was dumped next to the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus and then picked up by a couple. The couple took the baby to a police station, where he was positively identified by his parents.
“The child was taken to a medical practitioner for examination. After he was found to be healthy and unharmed, he was reunited with his biological parents,” Masondo said.
Masondo said a case of kidnapping remained open and police were still searching for the perpetrators.
Shocking phone call
“It is reported that the mother was at a Mamelodi clinic for the child’s immunisation, when the suspect sitting next to her offered to hold the baby. The woman then disappeared with the baby and a case of kidnapping was opened.”
She said she later received a shocking phone call.
“There’s a guy who called. He threatened that I must send him R1 000. Then he will return the child,” she told eNCA.
She was reportedly told to deposit the money at Spar or Shoprite.