Search continues for kidnapped woman

2014-07-28 07:21


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

Johannesburg - A 21-year-old woman from Vlakfontein, south of Johannesburg, who was allegedly kidnapped last week, has not yet been found, police said on Monday.

The woman was reportedly taken hostage on Friday, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

"She left her home in the morning and said she was going to go look for a job," Makhubela said.

"At around 5.45, the woman's grandmother received a WhatsApp message saying she must bring R30 000 cash within 24 hours or she won't see her granddaughter again."

The message also contained information on where the money should be dropped off.

The grandmother reported the incident to the Lenasia police.

"As the police, we also traced the place from where they were contacting her from," said Makhubela.

The kidnappers were no longer at that location and they did not arrive at the organised drop-off point.

She had not yet been found on Monday morning, said Makhubela.

Police were investigating a case of kidnapping.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  abductions

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Amazing solar inventions!

Solar power is lighting up the world, and not just on rooftops anymore.



Prince George the green prince?
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa
China's air pollution at doomsday levels
Keep food fresher for longer

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The full moon energy can be quite intense today as your emotions fight against reason. It is important to ground your ideas more

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


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 network.


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.