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Police seek toddler's father

By unknown | Dec 21, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Dudu Busani

Dudu Busani

Police are urging the father of a toddler who survived his mother jumping off the 9th floor of a building with him under her arm on Wednesday to come forward.

Four-year-old Siyabonga Dube is in a critical condition at Johannesburg General Hospital after he landed on a barbed wire fence, sustaining serious injuries.

The toddler's mother, Sindi Dube, 20, and her three-week-old daughter Nokubonga died after she clutched both children with her arms and jumped out of the window from her flat in the Balnagask building in Hillbrow.

Police spokesman Captain Bheki Mavundla said a woman who claimed to be the father's sister contacted them yesterday, but she was unable to help them track down the father.

"We need him to come forward because the child is lying in hospital and has no one. He has not committed any crime and we know that he might still be in shock, but we urge him to think about the child."

Mavundla added that it was not clear what was going to happen to the two bodies yet if the father did not come forward soon, considering that Dube was from Zimbabwe and none of her relatives had come forward.

Before she jumped, Dube scribbled a message on the wall to the father of her children, known only as Mxolisi.

She also wrote his contact numbers but police have failed to track him down because the cellphone number is constantly on voice-mail.


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