- Two men faked hospital IDs and attempted to try and take the newborn babies and their moms from Addington Hospital in KZN
- The men pretended to want to help the mothers register their babies with Home Affairs
- Fortunately, the nurse in charge followed her instinct and refused to let the mothers and babies go
Two men tried to kidnap mothers and their newborn babies at the Addington Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.
They accessed the hospital with fake department name tags. The KZN Health Department confirmed the incident on Monday.
The men entered the maternity ward on Saturday and simply informed the nurses that they were there to collect the mothers and babies.
They pretended to want to help the mothers register their babies' birth certificates.
News24 reports that one of the nurses were alert and refused to release the mothers or their babies. The men left shortly after that.
According to Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo, this incident looks like a human trafficking. Dhlomo added that they are grateful that the nurse listened to her instinct and didn't let the women go.
It is worrying that the men went as far as to have official looking department name tags. The MEC urged hospital staff and security to remain alert and vigilant.
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