Abducted South African baby girl found alive
A one-month-old girl abducted in an apparent car-jacking in the South African city of Durban on
Friday has been found safe and well.
Police, according to BBC, stopped a vehicle between Durban and Pietermaritzburg at about midnight on Saturday and found Siwaphiwe Mbambo. Three people have been arrested, one of them the baby’s mother, police said.
Two suspects had allegedly car-jacked her vehicle, driving off with the baby.
The abduction sparked a huge media campaign and a search by 100 officers.
Police had recovered the mother’s abandoned Toyota Yaris in Montclair, southern Durban, at about 15:00 local time (13:00 GMT) on Friday.
But a spokesman for South African Marshall Security, Kyle van Reenen, said that the infant’s baby seat had been removed from the car.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Lt-Col Thulani Zwane confirmed that the baby had been found at about midnight on Saturday.
Police were reportedly working on a lead when they stopped a vehicle at Mariannhill Toll Plaza.
The abduction shocked South Africa, with residents taking to Twitter to urge anyone with
information to come forward.
The hashtag #HelpFindDurbanBaby was trending throughout Friday afternoon.