PORT ELIZABETH - A lawyer representing a 25-year-old woman charged in connection with the kidnapping of 3-year-old Nefrin Roberts, wants the charge to be changed to child stealing.
The toddler was allegedly kidnapped from Summerstrand beach in Port Elizabeth earlier this month while out with his grandmother.
Megan Diedericks is being held in custody and appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
At the time of the alleged crime, police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the toddler and his grandmother were waiting for the child’s mother.
“While there, a woman (who) introduced herself as Megan from Schauderville struck up a conversation with the grandmother and after a while both women went across to the nearby shopping centre to buy liquor.”