Heartless Mother Loses Baby To Prospective Buyer In Foiled Attempt To Sell Him
A woman who was allegedly trying to sell her 2-month-old baby lost the child to a prospective buyer who stole the baby by speeding off in her car.
Laina Chitsa (41) of house number 186 Mbizo 2 in Kwekwe was left clutching thin air after her baby was stolen by the prospective buyer who reportedly wanted to save her marriage by claiming to have given birth.
Chitsa together with her negotiator Leah Tadya (42), appeared before a Kwekwe Magistrate, Mrs. Florence Nago facing charges of contravening Section 3 (1) (b) (ii) of the trafficking persons Act Chapter 9:25.
They were remanded in custody to 22 September for provision of a trial date.
The court heard that sometime in July this year, Chitsa and Tadya connived to sell Chitsa’s baby for an undisclosed amount.
Tadya, who is a close friend to Chitsa, was approached by one Tendai Gwangwanya, who made an offer to buy the baby.
Gwangwanya, who is still at large, had reportedly lied to her husband who is based in Hurungwe that she had given birth to a baby boy and she intended to travel from Kwekwe to show him the baby. She approached Tadya who told her about Chitsa having a baby boy.
Chitsa agreed to the deal and brought the baby to the city centre for the deal.
Tadya took the baby to Gwangwanya for “viewing” and further negotiations.
The deal went South when Tadya returned to Chitsa empty handed claiming that the intended buyer had sped off without paying the agreed fee.
This angered Chitsa who reported the matter at Kwekwe Central Police Station leading to her arrest and that of Tadya.
Police have launched a manhunt for Gwangwanya and the baby boy.
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