Regional court to hear baby Siwaphiwe abduction case

18 August 2017 - 14:42 By Taschica Pillay
Baby Siwaphiwe's mother Sibongile Mbambo follows her her husband Christopher Mbambo and attorney Mfanafuthi Biyela out the the Durban magistrates court. File photo.
Baby Siwaphiwe's mother Sibongile Mbambo follows her her husband Christopher Mbambo and attorney Mfanafuthi Biyela out the the Durban magistrates court. File photo.
Image: JACKIE CLAUSEN

A mother and her alleged lover‚ appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday in connection with the March “kidnapping” of her baby. A regional court date is to be set when the case involving the kidnapping of a Durban baby returns to court next month.

Sibongile Mbambo and Phumlani Mbokazi face charges of fraud and defeating the ends of justice after they allegedly misled police into launching a massive search for one-month-old Siwaphiwe Mbambo after claiming the infant had been taken in a hijacking.

It emerged that a secret love affair lay at the heart of the baby’s “abduction”‚ which culminated in her being found by police after two nights with her kidnappers and a car chase.

The matter was postponed to September 7 for a regional court date to be set.

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