ARTICLES RELATING TO CHILD ABDUCTION

Were more girls snatched?

2019-01-14 17:12

It is a case that has haunted Don Chandler for 31 years.

Body found in Phoenix identified as that of missing Miguel Louw

2018-09-12 19:44

Police have confirmed that a decomposed body found in Phoenix is that of missing 9-year-old Durban boy Miguel Louw.

‘How I escaped abduction’

2018-08-27 11:28

Today Weekend Witness can reveal how in 1987, a young Pietermaritzburg girl was abducted by a man she now believes may have been linked to a decades-old sex ring.

Children held captive: Previous infamous cases

2018-01-17 07:02

The discovery of 13 malnourished children allegedly held captive by their parents in California has brought back memories of previous kidnapping horrors.

Abduction joke not funny, says school

2017-06-30 13:45

A couple was detained after offering a school security guard R20 000 to abduct a child but were released on Thursday after telling police the bribe was a “joke”.

Japanese girl missing for two years escapes captivity

2016-03-28 14:00

A Japanese girl who vanished two years ago has returned home after escaping from the apartment of the university student who had held her captive, police and local media say.

 

Mother asked to 'sell' baby to unknown man at Pretoria mall

2018-12-12 08:20

A Pretoria woman was reportedly asked to sell her 11-month-old baby to an unknown man at a Centurion mall.

Family of missing Miguel Louw wait in 'anguish' for DNA results

2018-09-12 18:06

The family of missing 9-year-old Durban boy Miguel Louw are still waiting with bated breath to find out whether a decomposed body found in Phoenix a week ago is, in fact, the young boy.

Kidnapping prevention - 8 tips that could keep your child safe

2018-02-16 18:41

It is a frightening reality and every parent’s nightmare, but a prevailing issue in South Africa. Here's how to minimise the risk.

Teen tells of narrow escape

2017-07-31 13:40

A 13-year-old boy on Sunday recounted his narrow escape following his alleged abduction by unknown men not far from his home late last week.

Are hospital security measures good enough?

2016-08-22 16:43

We do from time to time hear about babies stolen from maternity wards. So we asked you what you thought about the security in the South African hospitals where you gave birth.

App launched to ‘simplify’ SA child visa laws

2015-07-08 15:58

Controversial child visa laws have the South African travel industry in a spin but a local car rental agency wants to make life easier for travellers after launching a new web app.

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