Gauteng pupil kidnapped, ransom demanded
A Gauteng pupil has been kidnapped on Monday while waiting outside his school, Queens High, in Johannesburg, the Gauteng Education Department said in a statement late on Tuesday night.
Grade 8 pupil Masuku was waiting for his transport when he was taken, said the department.“Subsequently, it is alleged that a ransom of about [R5 million] has been demanded for his release,” said Steve Mabona, the department’s spokesperson.Police are investigating the 14-year-old’s kidnapping.
Johannesburg police officials haven’t immediately been available for comment.At the same time, the department said a 15-year-old girl, Kate Spies, has gone missing.The Grade 8 Lantern School is normally picked up by her parents but this did not happen on Tuesday.
The details of her disappearance are still unclear.This is a developing story. More to follow. Read more: News24 »
🙏🏾 The kidnappers must be found and the child saved. I feel so angry about this that if they were here I think I would become physical. I hate to think of the fear this child is going through. Kidnappers should get the death penalty!
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