The media is often referred to as the Fourth Estate. It can make or break.
A break through has come after the story we published about the Zimbabwean woman who snatched a baby in Botswana went viral.
The Zimbabwean woman stole the baby at a busy shopping mall in Francistown.
She pretended to be a good Samaritan and disapperead with the baby while the mother had gone inside a shop to buy some bread.
The alleged kidnapper has been identified as Monicah Jarija.
She was sold out by her friends who had never seen her pregnant saw her holding a baby and claiming it was hers.
It became obvious to them that the baby she was in possession with was stolen.
The brazen Jarija had posted a picture of herself with the baby in a WhatsApp group and said that she had given birth to twins but one of the twins had died.
About the WhatsApp group post, Jarija stated that she had lied that she had lost the twin. She wanted sympathy and donations.
She said she did not register her pregnancy because she is an illegal immigrant and she could not access local facilities.
However, the big break came after the mother of the baby was shown the photo Jarija had posted and she positively identified her as the woman that stole her child.
Acting Broadhurst Station Commander, Tshosa, said they had engaged medical experts and they were at the time of going to press waiting for the DNA test results.
He said they decided to keep Jarija and the baby in a shelter as they waited for Chipoye to come for DNA tests, too.
He said only the DNA test results can determine who the mother of the baby is since Jarija does not have any identification to prove that the baby was hers and the woman she claimed helped her give birth did not know her.
Source: The Voice.
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