Family’s ‘Good Samaritan’ Act To Save Stranded Stranger Backfires After She Kidnaps Their 4 Year Old Child

A Four-Year-Old Bulawayo girl is missing after she left with a destitute woman suspected to be from Tsholotsho who the family was taking care of after finding her stranded in the city.

Nosipho Ndlovu vanished on Wednesday from her granny’s home after Simphiwe Mlilo (21) took her on the pretext that she wanted to buy her “chips.”

Nosipho’s grandmother Mrs Moli Nkomo confirmed the kidnapping.“Simphiwe came to my house last week on Wednesday looking for Nosipho’s mother, Simelinkosi Ncube. However, she was not around. We know Simphiwe as she was staying with my daughter-in-law who had found her stranded in town.

When she arrived here and she asked to go with Nosipho to buy airtime so that she calls her mother, I did not suspect anything. She told my granddaughter that she was going to buy her chips and she agreed to accompany her,” said Mrs Nkomo.

She said that was the last she saw Mlilo and her granddaughter.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango said the matter is being treated as a kidnapping.“We are investigating a case where a four-year-old child disappeared with a woman aged 21 on October 30. The child was last seen wearing a red dress with white dots,” said Chief Insp Simango.

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