Gauteng pupil kidnapped, ransom demanded

2020-02-26 06:38
Lindokuhle Masuku was kidnapped on Monday while waiting outside his school. (Supplied)

Lindokuhle Masuku was kidnapped on Monday while waiting outside his school. (Supplied)

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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 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.

The Grade 8 Lantern School is normally picked up by her parents but this did not happen on Tuesday.

The details of her disappearance are still unclear.

This is a developing story. More to follow.


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