Soweto nanny expected in court for kidnapping

Nompilo Mpanza & two others are accused of orchestrating a toddler’s kidnapping during a house robbery.

A police briefing on the recovery of 14-month-old Siya Mlambo who was snatched from his family's home in Protea Glen during a robbery. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A Soweto nanny accused of kidnapping a 14-month-old is expected to appear in the Protea Glen Magistrates Court this morning.

Nompilo Mpanza’s bail application was postponed last week as she had no legal representative.

Mpanza, her cousin Thokozani Mpanza and Xolani Tshingila are hoping to be released on bail on Tuesday morning.

They’re alleged to have been involved in the kidnapping of little Siya Mlambo in September.

The boy’s mother and nanny were held up in their Soweto home as robbers made off with him as well as other valuables.

A tip-off later led the police to Newcastle where the he was found.

The Mlambo family have attended every court case since the trio’s first appearance.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)