SA defends major food retailer after baby allegedly goes missing

SA defends major food retailer after baby allegedly goes missing

- The Shoprite group was under the microscope following allegations of a child abduction at one of their stores

- A social media post was shared which seemingly pointed the finger at the food retailer for their lack of response

- South Africans came to the defence of the store and argued that the mother is to blame

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A controversial tweet was shared on Sunday by twitter user, @AdvBarryRoux.

The tweet alleges that a baby was abducted from one of the Shoprite stores on 28 March.

The caption also seemingly criticises the food retailer for their lack of action and acknowledgement of the incident.

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Details of the incident are yet to be confirmed, but understands the baby is only 6 weeks old and named Boitumelo Kutlwano Rabalago.

It is believed that the baby boy was abducted at the Mokopane shopping centre.

A stranger gained the trust of the baby’s mother and offered to assist her carry the child.

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The 2 ladies bought some groceries together and the stranger offered to hold the baby while the mom ate her lunch.

The 24-year-old mother agreed, but soon realised that the lady had disappeared with Boitumelo.

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Social media users lashed out at the tweet and felt that the finger should be pointed at the mother and not the food retailer.

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