Kidnapped girl found, father arrested

2012-12-06 10:00
Pura Pahlo (Supplied)

Pura Pahlo (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

Pretoria - A kidnapped 7-year-old Pretoria girl has been found unharmed after the owners of the Mpumalanga guesthouse where she was staying recognised her photos from news reports.

Pura Pahlo's relieved foster father, Evan Andreou confirmed to News24 that she was found in Lydenburg early on Thursday morning and is safe.

She was kidnapped outside her primary school in Waterkloof on Wednesday morning, in an operation allegedly staged by her biological father.

"Her father and a female accomplice booked into a guesthouse as a family. The owner of the guesthouse said she couldn't get over how familiar this child seemed to her, so she went back onto the internet, I think on News24, and saw her photo.

"Her son phoned me at about 03:30 this morning and said they suspect it could be her, so I sent them more photos of Pura, and they were certain. We then contacted the Brooklyn police, who got in touch with the police in Lydenburg who went to the guesthouse."

Andreou said Pura's biological father tried to make a run for it, but he and his female accomplice were arrested.

Andreou was travelling to Mpumalanga to be reunited with his foster daughter.

"We're very relieved," he said.

- News24
Read more on:    pura pahlo  |  mbombela  |  good news  |  abductions
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
56 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

New GIF keyboard on iOS for added fun!

Soon sending an LOL! or facepalm will be so much more fun!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Puppy goes crazy over iPad game
Printable solar panels will bring exciting new opportunities!
Now there’s a special lane for texting while walking
LOL! 7 brutally honest texts from parents

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

As the Moon moves out of restless Gemini into sensitive Cancer today you are able to relax your active mind and be more receptive...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.