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BREAKING NEWS: Baby Siwaphiwe has been found

BABY Siwaphiwe was found by SAPS following a lead about a suspicious vehicle that was intercepted near the Mariannhill Toll Plaza between midnight and 1am today.

Lt Col Thulani Zwane, spokesman for KZN SAPS, said the baby was found unharmed in the vehicle and has been taken to a place of  safety. One person was arrested.

He thanked SAPS, the community and everyone involved in helping find the baby. Zwane added that the circumstances will be investigated and a formal statement will be released soon.

Rivaaj Ramdas of the Tactical Shooting Team, who has been involved in the search for the baby said: “Thanks to the heroes and servants of the community – Prem Balram and Vinod Balram from Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) for going beyond the call of duty to to help us in the search for the baby.

“A huge thanks to the fellow SAPS team members who worked behind the scenes.You guys rock.”

Emergency Control SA also released a statement to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all who sacrificed their time, efforts and prayers for the little baby.

“There are too many people and organisations to mention but you know who you are. Ubuntu. God bless you all. United we stand, divided we fall.” 

More updates will follow.

 

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