BREAKING: Baby Siwaphiwe found

UPDATE: Baby Siwaphiwe found

UPDATE: Police now say three suspects have been arrested in the case - including baby Siwaphiwe's mother.

Missing baby Siwaphiwe

There is great relief this morning with police confirming that a month-old baby who went missing on Friday - has been found.

LISTEN: KZN police spokesperson, Thulani Zwane confirming the news on East Coast Radio - shortly after 4am today.

He said that a suspicious vehicle was pulled over at the Marianhill Toll Plaza in the early hours of this morning - with baby Siwaphiwe Mbambo inside.

Zwane says one suspect has been arrested.

ALSO READ: LISTEN: Durban residents pray for baby Siwaphiwe's safe return

News of the child's disappearance sparked nationwide concern this week, and made local and international headlines - after it was reported that two armed suspects had driven-off with a white Toyota Yaris belonging to Siwaphiwe's mother, Sibongile - with the infant still inside. The family - including an eight-year-old boy - were accosted outside a shopping centre in the Durban CBD - shortly after 11am on Friday.

On Saturday, police announced a R250 000 reward was being offered to anyone with information leading to the safe return of baby Siwaphiwe - and the arrest of her captors.

By yesterday afternoon, search efforts had been temporarily called off - due to police not having any further leads as to the whereabouts of the child or the abductors.  

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