Durban: January 12, 2005
The IFP expresses grave concern over the recent abductions of babies from hospitals across KwaZulu-Natal.
While the police's Child Protection Unit was investigating the abduction of a one-day-old baby at Port Shepstone Hospital on Saturday 8 January 2005, six-week-old Avela Mthethwa was abducted from St Mary's Hospital in Mariannhill just three days later.
"The IFP appeals to mothers, fellow patients, hospital staff, local communities and authorities for vigilance," said Lindiwe Mbuyazi, IFP MPP who holds the party's women's portfolio.
Mrs Mbuyazi also said: