‘Communities must protect kids’, as kidnappings increase

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‘Communities must protect kids’, as kidnappings increase

Police say kidnappings have increased by 139% in the past 10 years, and SADTU have urged communities around schools to band together to keep children safe.

The recent kidnapping of a newborn baby at Lakeside Mall in Benoni and that of a Grade 8 boy waiting for his lift at a school gate, has sparked a national public debate about the wave of abductions hitting the country. The pupil at Queens High School In Kensington in Johannesburg who went missing on Monday afternoon was found alive at Maponya Mall in Soweto this morning, after a R5 million ransom was demanded for the safe return of the 14-year-old. It is not clear whether the ransom was paid, but Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said it was concerning...



 


 

 

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