UPDATE: Baby kidnapped at Chris Hani Hospital found alive

It was believed the mother was sleeping next to her newborn when the child was snatched during visiting hours on Thursday.

FILE: Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital entrance. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A baby who was kidnapped from the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has been found unharmed.

It was believed the mother was sleeping next to her newborn when the child was snatched during visiting hours on Thursday.

CCTV footage showed a middle-aged woman exiting the baby clinic.

The Gauteng Health Department said she was later seen with two suspected accomplices moving towards an ATM before changing the baby's blanket.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini said: “The baby was found in Diepkloof in the early hours of this morning. The baby is alive and was found in a good condition after members of the community alerted the police.”