Police Offer R250‚000 reward for Baby Abducted During Hijacking


Police in Durban has deployed all available resources to help find a missing one-month-old baby abducted during a hijacking on Friday.

In a statement on Saturday morning‚ SAPS said: “A reward of up to R250 000 is offered to anyone who may provide with information that will lead to the recovery of the baby and the arrest and conviction of the suspects. More than 100 police officers‚ assisted by community and other roleplayers‚ are deployed now to search for the baby.”

SAPS spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said on Saturday morning that officers would not rest until they found the one-month-old.

“The search will continue. The baby is still missing. We will look all over the greater Durban area because we don’t know where the baby was taken or dropped off‚” he said.

The new born was taken during a hijacking near a shopping centre in Greyville at about 11:45, on Friday. Her mom‚ Sibongile Mbambo‚ and her 8-year-old brother were in their white Toyota Yaris when two armed men approached them Zwane said.. Her mom and her brother were forced out of the car‚ and the men sped off with baby Siwaphiwe still strapped into her car seat.

The car was recovered later in the day but the baby was no where to be found.

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