“She should have left until I had the money” – toddler’s father

The father of the 18-months-old toddler kidnapped last week by the nanny has spoken out about the dramatic incident.

THE KIDNAPPED TODDLER’S FATHER UNPACKS

Eric Zilwa, the father of the baby girl had a one-on-one with The Voice of Tembisa about everything surrounding his daughter’s kidnapping scandal.

The 26-year-old nanny kidnapped the baby girl in Tembisa, Leboeng Section last Thursday afternoon, 4 August.

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In the process, she left a three-year-old baby girl unattended. She was then arrested the following day in Soweto, Friday, 5 August after her location was traced by police intelligence.

In the taped interview, Zilwa admitted that he owed the nanny some money but disapproved of the way she handled the entire situation.
“She could’ve taken a different approach,” he said.

“Instead of kidnapping my daughter she should’ve left but not holding my daughter ransom over a matter we spoke about”

Zilwa

HOW MUCH WAS OWED TO THE ARRESRED NANNY

It was reported that the nanny intended to keep the baby until her salary of R4000 was paid into her account.

The 18-months-old toddler reunited with her father. Photo: VOT/ Facebook.

In the end, the nanny ended up being paid with a cold prison cell over the weekend. To make matters worse, her four-year-old son had to be taken to a place of safety as she remained behind bars.

“I feel sorry for her. I’m just not happy that her son now is now kept at a place of safety and would’ve liked for him to be reunited with his family,” said Silwa.

When asked about dropping the charges, he, unfortunately, dismissed that idea.

“Unfortunately, I can’t drop the charges because kidnapping is a serious offence. If things went sideways I’d still be searching for my daughter.”

Zilwa

Although he stated that his daughter was found unharmed, Silwa remains adamant to continue pursuing justice because of his trauma.

“The entire experience was very traumatic. I was scared. Such an experience I wouldn’t wish to any parent,” he explained.

The nanny was detained at Tembisa Police Station pending a court appearance.

This is a developing story.

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