Bogus caregivers vanish with baby

A four-month-old baby girl named Lalicia Magumbu has been allegedly “stolen” by two women who posed as caregivers.

The child’s distraught mother revealed that the incident took place on Thursday.

Local authorities have reached out to the community for assistance in locating Lalicia and reuniting her with her mother.

Police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala shared details about the incident, stating, “According to information, the women approached Lalicia Magumbu’s mother at her home in Thubelihle outside Kriel and promised to donate food for the baby.”

He further added, “The two are said to have indicated that before they could donate, they needed to take the child to the clinic for immunization.”

Unfortunately, the women never returned with Lalicia.

The family has informed the police that the baby was last seen wearing a pink babygrow.

This incident has left the community in shock and disbelief, as the safety and well-being of children should always be a top priority.

The police have urged anyone with information about the whereabouts of Lalicia to come forward and assist in locating her.

They have also advised the public to be cautious when allowing strangers into their homes and to verify the identities and intentions of individuals claiming to be caregivers or offering assistance.

The community has come together in solidarity, expressing their concern and support for Lalicia’s family.

Local resident, Sarah Nkosi, shared her thoughts, saying, “This is a tragic incident that has shaken our community. We must stand together and do everything we can to ensure the safe return of Lalicia.”

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