Second suspect arrested for Hibberdene kidnapping

Second suspect arrested for Hibberdene kidnapping

Police officers have nabbed a second suspect in the kidnapping of a three-month-old Hibberdene baby.


Little Luyanda Simamane was snatched from his mother's side last month.

His mother - Vuyisile Simamane - had been asleep when he was taken.

At the time, Vuyisile's 21-year-old cousin and his girlfriend had been visiting her home.

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Last week, police traced baby Luyanda to a house in Lamontville - a month after he'd disappeared - and arrested a 21-year-old man on charges of kidnapping.

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Police spokesperson, Thulani Zwane says a 16-year-old teenage girl has now also been taken into custody.

“We can confirm that the Port Shepstone Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit has arrested a second suspect in connection with the kidnapping,” he says, “She was arrested in Lamontville and released into her parents’ custody. She has already appeared in the Umzumbe Magistrate’s Court”.

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