Missing baby Kwahlelo Tiwane: Accused vows to prove her innocence

Karabo Tau allegedly abducted two-month-old Kwahlelo Tiwane in Parow earlier this month.

A view of the Bellville Magistrates Court. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN – A youth accused of kidnapping a baby said she would prove her innocence.

Karabo Tau returned to the Bellville Magistrates Court on Monday. She allegedly abducted two-month-old Kwahlelo Tiwane in Parow earlier this month.

It’s believed Tau posed as a social worker before snatching the baby.

The court heard Tau was at school at the time the two-month-old baby boy was abducted. Tau’s defence said CCTV footage would prove this.

Written testimony from a teacher also supports the claim that she was in a Xhosa class at the time of the crime.

A second suspect was arrested and appeared alongside Tau on Monday.

His bail application will be heard on 3 February.

Meanwhile, Tau’s bail bid resumes on Tuesday afternoon.