Snatched Pretoria girl found after two years

Pretoria - A Pretoria mother raised the alarm when she saw her missing 6-year-old daughter with another woman in Soshanguve, the Pretoria News reported on Thursday.

Thabisa Dongolwane told the newspaper her daughter, who cannot be named, disappeared on 25 March 2010.

A two-year search for the girl proved fruitless, but on Sunday, while Dongolwane was sitting with other community members, she saw her child and instantly recognised her.

"After I screamed and shouted that the woman was walking with my child, we approached her with some members of the community.

"But the woman said it was her child. We then went with the woman to her house and the man there said we should go to the police," Dongolwane told the newspaper.

The woman who was with the girl later confessed, at a police station, that she had abducted the child.

Constable Maanda Singo told the newspaper the woman had had a miscarriage around 2008.

"When she went back to her boyfriend, she informed him that she had given birth to a baby girl, but had left her with the grandmother [in Mpumalanga] as she was working," said Singo.

When the woman told the boyfriend that she was going to fetch the child, she went and abducted Dongolwane's baby.

According to the Pretoria News, the woman appeared in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on a charge of kidnapping. She would apply for bail in an appearance next week.
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Eva Walle 2012-09-20 01:50:50 PM
I wish more missing children can be found!
Khanyi Kabeya 2012-09-20 01:53:53 PM
The idiot should have been stoned,every child deserve to grow with a loving parent/s.
Anthonym Michael 2012-09-20 01:56:45 PM
Small kids are soo vulnerable !!! NEVER leave them out of your sight, unless you know, they are with other caring adults !!
Sanda Fresha Mnyazi 2012-09-20 02:00:09 PM
At least a happy ending to her trauma
Debbie Eddles Baker 2012-09-20 02:02:50 PM
A child is not enough to keep a relationship/marriage healthy and "normal". Miscarriages happen all the time and if the partner cannot love you without the child then there is no bases for a marriage/relationship.
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Susan Paul 2012-09-20 02:14:08 PM
What's new in south africa??
Christina Setloboko 2012-09-20 02:24:43 PM
nut case...