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Police lay in wait for child's 'kidnapper' dad

By Masoka Dube | May 27, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

NELSPRUIT police are waiting to arrest a man who allegedly kidnapped his four-year old son, if he appears in the maintenance court on a case for the same child.

The man allegedly kidnapped the child after his girlfriend took him to court for child support.

It is alleged that the man, who lives in Kabokweni, near Nelspruit, kidnapped the child on Tuesday afternoon after the woman demanded R1500.

Kabokweni Police spokesperson Constable Themba Nkuna said the man had visited his girlfriend's home in the morning, knowing that she was not around.

"He told the child's grandfather that he was taking him to the local mall to buy him some clothes.

He entered the house and packed a set of the child's clothes and disappeared with him.

After four hours, the grandfather started to get worried and phoned the mother of the child who was at work.

Yesterday morning, the woman came to the police station to report that her child had been kidnapped," Nkuna said.

Nkuna said it would be easy to arrest the suspect because the police were in possession of all necessary information about him.

The woman told police investigators that her boyfriend had been intimidating her since he heard about the pending case.

"We were also told that the man is working as a lecturer at Mpondozankomo FET College in Witbank," he said.

Nkuna was reluctant to divulge the name of the mother of the child, saying that he would be inadvertently identifying the child.

He also said he could not reveal the name of the father because he was expected to appear in court today.


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