The mother of the baby, Bikokuhle Hlatshwayo, told SowetanLIVE on Monday that she gave birth to baby Mpumelelo last Wednesday, but woke up to an empty baby cubicle less than 24 hours later. She said a patient next to her told her that "a lady who claimed to be her mother-in-law came while she was heavily sedated".
The baby was found by police on Friday at a house in Diepkloof, less than 5km away from the hospital, and returned to her mother. It is alleged that the baby was sold to Ramoisa for R2,500.
Speaking outside court on Wednesday, Phindile Monareng, baby Mpumelelo's paternal grandmother, said she discovered that the baby was stolen when she went to visit Hlatshwayo in hospital.
"I had brought her food and stuff for the baby, but when I got there Bikokuhle told me that my first grandchild was stolen."