A 35-year-old woman has been arrested after kidnapping a new-born baby girl, in Mtubatuba.
It is alleged that the mother was carrying the baby in a taxi when a woman that was seated behind her requested her to hold the baby. The mother agreed.
On arrival at their destination, the woman asked the mother to buy airtime for her and promised to wait there. When she returned the woman and the baby was missing.
The members of the community contacted the police after seeing the woman and the baby, she was identified by the mother and was immediately arrested. The baby was taken for a check-up.
She will appear in the Mtubatuba Magistrates Court.M