Stolen baby returns home


The minister of social development, ‘Matebatso Doti, on Monday afternoon received the 10-month old kid who was abducted while two months old in Lesotho by abductors who took her to SA.

This baby was handed over to the minister by the Acting Premier of the Free State, Mamiki Qabathe, who is also the provincial MEC for social development, Mamiki Qabathe.

The event was witnessed by Lesotho’s home affairs minister Motlalentoa Letsosa and deputy foreign affairs minister Machesetsa Mofomobe.


A South African woman abducted a now 10 months old baby from the hands of her biological mother in Lesotho, when she was 3 months old, under pretence to assist her.

The woman was eventually traced in Welkom, Free State, and is now in police custody.

The child has been in aplace of safety in Welkom, and the Department of Social Development, worked with the Lesotho Consular in Welkom, for the reunification of the baby with her biological parents who are both Lesotho nationals.