Good News: Infant kidnapped in Soweto safely reunited with family

The South African Police Service (SAPS) Anti-Kidnapping Task Team has within 24 hours, successfully rescued a four-month old baby boy who was kidnapped on Tuesday afternoon, 06 June 2023 outside his home in Dobsonville, Soweto. The child has since been safely reunited with his family.

The matter was reported to the SAPS who immediately mobilised a search party comprised of all relevant specialised units to find the infant safe and unharmed, as well as apprehend those behind the kidnapping.

“The SAPS team traced the baby to the Roodepoort mining area just after 23:00 on the same night. The infant was rescued and taken to a nearby health facility for medical examination. Once cleared, the infant was safely reunited with his parents. A manhunt has since been launched for the group of kidnappers who when police approached the area, fled into the bushes, evading arrest,” said SAPS spokesperson, Brig Athlenda Mathe.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact their nearest police station or call the crime stop hotline number on 08600 10111.

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