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Botswana police search for Zimbabwean woman who allegedly snatched baby. "I was left holding bread"

The joy of mother hood turned into pain for 31 year old Kelebogile Chipoye, just four weeks after giving birth. 

Her baby was abducted by a tall woman believed to be of Zimbabwean origin and Botswana police are now working round the clock to ensure that the woman is brought to book and the baby found.

It all started at Nswazwi Mall in Francistown when the abductor tricked the mother into givibg her the baby. 

Chipoye said the abductor came up with a meticulous plan which included paying her a home visit. 

“The woman came to my house on Thursday and asked if I knew any hairdresser who could plait her so I directed her to Block 8 salons. She left but returned a few minutes later bearing diapers and offered to buy us milk and diapers. We then set an appointment to go shopping for baby clothes together the following day.,” she told the press.

On Friday, the two met and the Zimbabwean woman started buying baby clothes and diapers for her. 

That act of kindness made Chipoye lose her guard. 

“When I wanted to go and feed the baby at home, she produced a bottle of warm water from her bag and made milk. After that she asked me to let her hold the baby while I dash into Spar to buy bread for her.”

That proved costly because when Chipoye went inside the shops, the woman eventually disappeared. 

“I was left holding a loaf of bread,” said the devastated mother.

Botswana police arrest now working round the clock as they frantically search for the baby. 

Francistown Central Police Station Commander, Lebalang Maniki, confirmed that police were aware of the case.

“The mother reported the baby was stolen by a tall Zimbabwean woman aged between 30 and 40 years of age and dark in complexion, wearing blue jeans, black t-shirt and carrying a back pack.

“We appeal to members of the public to help us look for the baby. If you see anyone who was not pregnant and all of a sudden has a baby you must report,” urged Maniki.

It is highly likely that the woman could have crossed back to Zimbabwe with the baby. 

Source: https://news.thevoicebw.com/2021/03/kidnapped/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kidnapped

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