Missing boy (4) found after 18 months

The boy, who went missing 18 months ago, was found in Gauteng in the care of the suspect’s mother.

The boy, who went missing 18 months ago, was found in Gauteng in the care of the suspect’s mother.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police say a four-year-old boy, who was kidnapped in Muizenberg 18 months ago, has been found in Gauteng.

An extensive investigation across three provinces led to a major breakthrough on Friday and a 29-year-old suspect was identified.

The child was found in Evaton, where he'd been staying with the suspect's mother. The man accused of kidnapping the child was arrested in Limpopo on Saturday and is expected to make a court appearance on Tuesday.

The child has since been reunited with his mother.

The police's Hangwani Mulaudzi says tracking teams from Limpopo, the Western Cape and Gauteng were looking for the little boy.

"The boy has gone back to the [Cape Town] and has been reunited with his mother. The suspect will be facing charges of kidnapping and assault."