Mystery message spreads through province

2016-06-02 06:00
One of the misleading flyers police claim are circulating around the province, both on the streets and on social media. Photo: supplied

One of the misleading flyers police claim are circulating around the province, both on the streets and on social media. Photo: supplied

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A MYSTERIOUS message is circulating on the streets and social media warning parents about child smugglers offering drug addicts money to kidnap school children.

The South African Police Service has distanced itself from the flyers and messages that are being spread throughout the province, which claim that drug addicts are being offered R2000 by child smugglers to kidnap school children.

KZN SAPS’ Major Thulani Zwane said members of the public must be careful when dealing with false information of this nature as the untrue rumours succeed only in spreading panic through communities.

“We appeal to the community and parents not to panic and take extra precautions when dealing with such false information,” said Zwane, who added that those suffering with drug addiction can be referred to rehabilitation centres to get help should they seek it.

“We also urge people to refrain from circulating false messages aimed at causing alarm and citing SAPS as the distributors of such. It is also imperative for parents to take care of their children and know their whereabouts at all times” he added.

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