Gauteng pupil kidnapped, ransom demanded [Update found]

schumi

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A Gauteng pupil, Lindokuhle Masuku, 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.
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/gauteng-pupil-kidnapped-ransom-demanded-20200226
 

Hemi300c

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Catch them perps and kill them or it'll become more of a trend.
 

Kosmik

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0 sympathy for kidnappers and child molesters, these should be dealt with by extreme prejudice.
 

R4ziel

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My parents would pay them to keep me a while longer when I was that age, they definitely would not scrape together 5mil to get me back, I'd be screwed in this situation.

I also wonder whether the parents are involved, it is odd to kidnap a kid from a school where its not super obvious the parents would be rich. I'd rather kidnap someone from St. Stithians or something like that
 

grok

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Pfffft, according to Zuma, Africans aren't affected by corruption & crime.
 

hungrymamba

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Take my child and I'd unleash fire and furry on earth - bigly! The place would burn to the ground.
 

LCBXX

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0 sympathy for kidnappers and child molesters, these should be dealt with by extreme prejudice.
I've said this many times: Start putting the heads of any adult found abusing children onto pikes alongside the N1. Abuse of children will never stop otherwise.
 

supersunbird

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Tryna see how much attention SA gives this case....:confused:
You need to compare it against other mid teen kidnapping stories though (I'm trying to remember others but drawing a blank), do not compare it against under age 10 kidnappings, those always get more attention.
 

xrapidx

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Once I have the kid back I'd pay some really nasty people to find the perpetrators.
 
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