Baby stolen at Bara Hospital

Issued by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC
07 Jun 2019 in Press Statements

I am horrified by the kidnapping of a new-born baby at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital yesterday afternoon.

A female suspect was spotted on the CCTV cameras wearing blue jeans, flip-flops and a long-sleeve white top.

This is a particularly heinous crime and I hope that the police are successful in finding the suspect speedily and rescuing the baby.

This incident is hugely distressing and highlights the need to tighten up on security at all maternity wards as baby snatching has happened at other hospitals as well.