Woman linked to kidnapping to try for bail
A woman, 21, nabbed for the kidnapping of Southernwood toddler Kamvelihle “Kamva” Ncwadi, 2, will apply for bail on Tuesday.
The woman, who is not being named at this stage, appeared in the East London magistrate’s court on Thursday, where the case was postponed for a formal bail application, said police spokesperson Captain Hazel Mqala. Kamva was snatched from the doorstep of her home more than two weeks ago and was found during the early hours of January 1 in Gonubie’s Mzamomhle township.
The little girl was found inside an RDP house with the help of private investigator Leon Nel and the SAPS K9 Unit. The accused had led Nel and the police to the house after she was arrested at a tavern in Kwa Tuba village.
Kamva’s dad, Paul Mayekiso, was with Nel and the police when they stormed the home.
Mqala said the motive for the kidnapping was still unknown. The case had been handed over to the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit.
Kamva disappeared while playing on a verandah of her family’s home in St Peters Road on the afternoon of December 16. Witnesses said they saw her being taken by a woman identified only as “Asiphe”...