Family of supposedly baby kidnapper Karabo Tau said their hearts were at ease and their prayers were finally answered. Karabo was given R2,000 bail in the Bellville Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
She was arrested soon after a 2-month-old Kwahlelwa Tiwane was kidnapped in Parow on 16 January by a woman posing as a social worker.
The child is still not yet found.
Karabo Tau’s uncle, Dumisani Njengele, says they had been praying that the court showed leniency and granted the accused’s bail application.
“Our prayers have been answered, we know this is not the end but at least she’s out now and she can try to heal outside instead of where she was traumatized.”
The matriculant’s mother cried when Magistrate Charles Scott said he found that the State didn’t succeed to confirm that it was not in the regard of justice to grant the young lady bail.
Outside court, Tau’s family rejoiced, sang and danced as they celebrated the court’s decision.
The case has been delayed to 7 April for further research.
Earlier yesterday, the State dropped the kidnapping charges against a 22-year-old man, known to Tau.