Boksburg- Police on Thursday confirmed that the missing “pregnant” woman Mbali Jiyane‚ who was believed to have been kidnapped for her unborn baby‚ has turned up at a police station.
Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said, “Yes‚ she came to the police station yesterday. There is no further detail I can reveal as we are still investigating‚”
The pregnant woman Mbali Jiyane apparently went to the police station on Wednesday after her family pleaded with the public for her safe return. The family allegedly received a threatening pictures of her‚ along with a ransom demand.
When reporters asked Dlamini if the baby was safe, Dlamini said, ” The baby is not there. We will need to take her to the doctor to determine if she was ever pregnant.”
Police said they are working around the clock to solve the case of Jiyane, who is from Vosloorus in south of Boksburg in Gauteng.
Jiyane family said that she had been missing for over a week and was last seen with her aunt Sizakele Sibisi‚ on May 15. Jiyane apparently went outside the house to answer a phone call but never returned.
According to the aunt, Sibisi, both of Jiyane’s phones were off since she disappeared but on Monday the family received a message from one of her phones‚ which the family believed came from the kidnappers. The message said the kidnappers wouldn’t harm Jiyane‚ and that they only wanted the baby.
The message was then followed buy pictures with her mouth tied shut with a cloth.
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The family sent an emotional Facebook post, “Guys‚ please‚ we need all types of help.” The post contained the two pictures of her sister.
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