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Sibonakele Ngwenya, of KwaDabeka, outside Durban, said she was devastated by the broad daylight theft of her child.
Ngwenya said she gave birth to a bubbly baby girl, Promise, last week and had to return to the clinic on Monday for a check-up.
“I was waiting in the queue like all the other people who had come to the clinic,” she said.
“And suddenly a ‘sister’ wearing a nurse’s uniform approached me and asked if it was me or the baby who was sick. I told her that neither of us was sick and had only come for a check-up.”
Ngwenya said the “nurse” advised her that only sick people had to queue where she was seated and offered to show her where she should queue instead .
“We then went to another waiting area where we sat. She was very friendly to me,” she said .
“The woman asked me if the security guards were checking bags when people left the clinic and whether I was familiar with the clinic, to which I said no.”
Ngwenya said her “new friend” was talkative and chatted to everyone, including other nurses and cleaners at the clinic.
She said as they chatted, the nurse asked her if she breast-fed the baby or fed her bottle milk.
“I told her I was breast-feeding her. She then asked if I wanted soft porridge for the baby and also offered me a job at her home. But I declined the offers as my mother would not allow that,” she said.
Ngwenya said the “nurse” asked her what was in her bag. She told her that it was a clinic card, child’s birth certificate and other belongings.
The “nurse” then offered to take the baby to a sister , while Ngwenya waited for consultation.
“Because I trusted her, I agreed. She took her into one of the consultation rooms,” she said.
“When I later checked in that room, she was nowhere to be found and I felt so devastated .
“We searched everywhere in the clinic, but there was no sign of the ‘nurse’ and my baby.”
Ngwenya described the “nurse” as a middle-aged woman, dark in complexion, who has gold teeth, wore a wedding ring, a gold necklace and had some black spots or marks on her arms.
Police have appealed to anyone who may know the whereabouts of the bogus nurse or the baby to contact them.