South Africa: Police Find Newborn Baby Abducted From Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Gauteng police have found the newborn baby girl who was abducted by a woman at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto on Thursday afternoon.

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Police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed these developments to News24 on Friday, but could not provide further details. He is expected to release a statement later on Friday.

The Gauteng Department of Health opened a case at the Diepkloof police station after CCTV footage showed a woman, in her 30s, roaming around the antenatal clinic, and then exiting the maternity area carrying a baby in a purplish blanket.

“The suspect was spotted with two other accomplices, moving towards the ATMs where they later changed the blanket,” the health department said in a statement on Thursday.

The mother of the child, who has not been identified, has been receiving trauma counselling since the incident.


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