Pakistani couple due in court

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - A Pakistani couple who allegedly kidnapped a six-month-old boy and seriously injured his nanny in Bezuidenhout Valley will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Police arrested the Pakistani couple on Thursday last week.

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It is alleged that they kidnapped the baby and allegedly tried to slit his nanny's throat on Tuesday last week.

The couple had rented a room in the family's house.

Police said the father received a text message on Wednesday saying that they (the alleged kidnappers) were demanding R100 000 for the baby.

E-News Channel Africa reported that police found the couple following a tip-off from the public. The nanny was recovering in hospital.

The baby was found unharmed.

The couple had three children of their own, and were apparently expecting a fourth. They would face charges of kidnapping and attempted murder. - Sapa

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