with his new baby
Businessman, Frank Buyanga’s five-year-old child, was kidnapped at Waterfalls Shopping Centre in Harare.

The child is at the centre of a recent landmark judgment on joint guardianship and custody between Buyanga and his ex-girlfriend, Chantelle Muteswa.

Chantelle left her mother with the child in her vehicle, while she went into a supermarket when the kidnappers swooped on the child. Footage captured by a supermarket CCTV camera and circulated on social media shows the white Ford Ranger parking behind Chantelle’s Honda Fit.

Two men who were brandishing firearms pounced on Chantelle’s car and forcibly took away the boy, who was with her grandmother. Mrs Muteswa and Chantelle fought the men as they drove off, seriously injuring the latter.