Women’s league condemns #Durbanbaby kidnapping

THE KZN African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) condemns the harming of children in gravest terms.

In a statement focussing on the alleged kidnapping of #Durbanbaby, Siwaphiwe Mbambo, ANCWL said: “As women, we are expected to nurture our children and protect them, therefore the ANCWL is deeply hurt that a woman was involved in kidnapping.”

“The ANCWL notes that the Durban Magistrate’s Court has called for DNA tests to be done by the affected parties to ascertain whether the woman involved is the child’s biological mother. However, the behaviour of this woman is unacceptable, regardless of whether the DNA results say she is the mother of the child or not.

In the wake of widespread act of human trafficking, possibilities of syndicates in human trafficking cannot be ignored. For fear of entering into much detail on the matter, which is still before the court, we wish to explicitly call for all involved parties to tread carefully in dealing with this issue and protect baby Siwaphiwe’s interest throughout the process.”

Our view is that both ‘parents’ must co-operate with law enforcement agencies and give full support to the investigation in order to bring this matter to finalisation.

It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that the interests of the children are put before their own interests. The ANCWL only hopes that the law enforcement agencies involved will swiftly resolve this matter in order for baby Siwaphiwe to return to her rightful parents.

The ANCWL believes all mothers should play an important role to protect their children. It is our responsibility as adults to ensure that children are protected and we should not do anything that could put their lives at risk. The ANCWL applauds the role played by KZN community safety and liaison MEC, Mxolisi Kaunda and law enforcement agencies who used all resources to ensure the child was found. We are equally grateful to the South Africans for the role they played in the whole debacle. The ANCWL urges every member of the society not to look away when a child needs help.”



Do you have more information pertaining to this story?
Feel free to let us know by commenting on our facebook page or you can contact our newsroom on 031 903 2341 and speak to a journalist.

Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.
To receive news links via WhatsApp, send an invite to 061 876 3179
The Southlands Sun is also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest – why not join us there?

(Comments posted on this issue may be used for publication in the Sun)

Erin Hanekom

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


southlands Autodealer.co.za
Recommended Story x
#HumanRights – Protection of children

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our free NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

South Coast Sun
Southlands Sun

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)