Children’s rights advocacy group Save the Children South Africa wants more to be done for the safety and protection of children. The organisation says according to research, 23% of children who go missing are never found. Social media has been abuzz recently with reports of attempted kidnappings and abductions. Police[…]
The South African Police Service has warned against the peddling of fake stories about human trafficking or the kidnapping of women and children. The caution came amid a rise in such reports on social media, with “human trafficking” among the top trends in South Africa. However, speaking on the VOC[…]
With an apparent increase in reports of attempted abductions in Cape Town having circulated, a 22-year-old woman said she escaped abductors at 06h45 on Thursday morning. The woman, whose identity has not been released, was allegedly pulled into an unknown vehicle at the Mitchells Plain Town Centre bus terminus by[…]
By Zaahidah Meyer A security analyst says the kidnappings of businessmen in South Africa is a concerning trend and police must get to the root of what is motivating these abductions. This was raised after Cape Town businessman Liyaqat Parker was abducted at his business premises in Parow this week.[…]
Two prominent ulema bodies have expressed alarm at the news of yet another apparent case of abduction of a Muslim businessman in South Africa. On Monday, well known Cape Town‐based businessman, Liyaqat Allie Parker, the founder of the Foodprop Group, was kidnapped as he pulled up at his business premises.[…]
Wealthy and prominent South Africans could soon become the next target of international kidnapping syndicates who are terrorising foreigners living in the country. That’s the warning sounded by research and global kidnapping monitoring organisation, Red24. Red24, which is part of the global risk management company iJet, tracks and monitors incidents[…]
Colombia’s Marxist FARC fighters have apologised for the “great pain” they caused by kidnapping thousands of people to finance half a century of conflict. FARC, or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, acknowledged in a video recording late on Sunday that it had taken captives over the years but would[…]
Suspected Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said. Several witnesses who arrived as refugees in the city of Maiduguri told Reuters news agency[…]
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