Police investigate bogus claims

Social networking sites were abuzz following reports of a hijacking and kidnapping.

Social networking sites were abuzz on Sunday, following reports of a hijacking and kidnapping.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are investigating the circumstances surrounding hoax reports of a hijacking and kidnapping.

On Sunday, social media sites were abuzz following reports of the incident in Newlands, Johannesburg.

It later emerged that the car was not hijacked.

It is alleged that the child's father took off with the one-year-old baby, whose mother reportedly left the child as she went inside a drug house.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini said, "So far, we have not received any reports of that hijacking. We are looking into these allegations."