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State drops charges against male suspect in Khayelitsha baby kidnapping

Written by: Paula Luckhoff

The State has dropped charges against a 22-year-old man arrested after the abduction of a baby from Khayelitsha. He appeared in the Belville Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The two-month-old twin boy was snatched in Parow on 16 January.

Ely Kibunda was arrested shortly afterwards, along with his co-accused, 18-year-old Karabo Tau.

RELATED: Teen suspect denies abducting two-month-old Khayelitsha twin as search continues

Karabo Tau is accused of kidnapping Kwahlelo Tiwane. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN

EWN reports that the teenager will appear in court on Wednesday afternoon for a bail hearing.

Tau claims police coerced her into writing a statement saying she took the child and handed him over to someone else.

Little Kwahlelo Tiwane has still not been found.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : State drops charges against male suspect in Khayelitsha baby kidnapping




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