Teen faces charge over his own kidnapping
Johannesburg - A Northern Cape police spokesperson, Cherelle Ehlers, said on Friday that a 17-year-old boy had been arrested in Kimberley's central business district for orchestrating his own kidnapping.
Ehlers said he faced a charge of fraud.
The teenager left his Riviera home on Wednesday and the next day his guardian received a text message that he had been kidnapped.
In the SMS, believed to have been sent from the youth's cellphone, the kidnappers demanded a ransom of R1 850 for his return, but he was captured soon afterwards.