ARTICLES RELATING TO KIDNAPPINGS

KwaZulu-Natal woman who allegedly lied about pregnancy arrested for baby snatching

2019-10-10 12:33

A woman accused of stealing a young mother's baby after lying about being pregnant is expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court.

WATCH | 19 hours gone: What we know about the Amy'Leigh kidnapping

2019-09-11 18:57

Her kidnapping gripped the nation. But dramatic details that emerged in the days after Amy'Leigh de Jager was found, revealed a shocking twist in the case. Watch.

Grade R girl kidnapped in front of Vaal school

2019-09-02 09:57

A 6-year-old Grade R girl has been kidnapped by four men in front of Laerskool Kollegepark in Vanderbijlpark.

'Please, please, please... I just need to go home' - SA man held hostage in Libya

2019-08-05 06:21

Gerco van Deventer, a 43-year-old father of three, has been held captive in Libya since 2017 and his wife and family are struggling to raise the $1.5m (about R22m) his captors are demanding for his release.

Ghana security forces free two kidnapped Canadians

2019-06-13 05:42

Two young Canadian women freed from their kidnap ordeal by Ghanaian security forces were unharmed, the government says, after the development volunteers were snatched at a golf club in the city of Kumasi last week.

Beekeeper back at work after kidnap ordeal: 'I don't want them to scare me'

2019-05-14 16:51

Kidnapped KwaZulu-Natal south coast beekeeper and golfer Yzelle Greyling refuses to be intimidated after her ordeal and is back at work braving swarms of bees after her rescue.

'We expect to get a call for ransom' - Gift of the Givers after receiving video of SA photojournalist

2019-04-29 17:30

Humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers, expects those who abducted missing South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed to make contact soon.

Child abduction videos appear to be hoaxes - police

2018-09-07 13:49

Video clips depicting child kidnappings and abductions, which have gone viral on social media, appear to be hoaxes, the South African Police Service says.

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WATCH: Student narrowly escapes attempted kidnapping in Rembrandt Park

Family members and friends of Charmaine Erick are at a loss for words after the 21-year-old student was almost kidnapped in Rembrandt Park, north of Johannesburg. Watch.

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South African man feared kidnapped in Mozambique

2018-08-03 12:14

Andre Hanekom has been missing since Wednesday after he was allegedly shot in the arm and bundled into the boot of a car in Mozambique.

 
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WATCH | Amy'Leigh kidnapping accused back in court as bail proceedings continue

The three people accused of kidnapping 6-year-old Amy'Leigh de Jager outside her school are expected to continue with their bail application in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrates' Court. Watch.

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PIC | 'Almost like a dungeon': Kidnappers held Amy'Leigh in 'a dump'

2019-09-05 13:02

The room where six-year-old Amy'Leigh de Jager was held after being kidnapped from her school was dirty, dark and 'almost like a dungeon'.

Zimbabwean comedian abducted, beaten and forced to drink sewage for 'mocking government'

2019-08-23 12:30

A popular Zimbabwean online comedian and satirist has said she was abducted from her Harare home and beaten by unknown assailants, becoming the latest perceived government critic to be attacked in recent weeks.

WATCH: Dramatic footage shows police rescuing kidnapped baby

2019-06-14 12:12

Dramatic new video footage shows UK police rescuing a kidnapped baby who was abducted from his Birmingham home.

Ten people kidnapped by armed group in eastern DRC

2019-05-23 22:50

Ten people have been kidnapped by an armed group in the Beni region of eastern DR Congo, local sources say.

Nigerian police free 27 hostages, including five Chinese

2019-05-10 17:44

Nigerian police have freed 27 hostages kidnapped in recent weeks, police officials say, including five Chinese citizens.

'They knew my name, my son's name' - top lawyer Charity Nzuza recalls dramatic kidnapping

2018-11-16 15:48

Charity Nzuza's kidnappers knew her by name and had full knowledge of her movements, she has told News24.

Man taking pics causes panic near Cape Town school amid abduction fears

2018-09-07 12:09

As child abduction fears heighten, a group of Cape Town primary school pupils have fled in panic, apparently to escape a motorist.

Missing Cape Town girl, 9, found murdered at dumping site

2018-08-30 15:03

Police officers are combing a dumping site in Bloekombos for clues after the body of nine-year-old Previledge Mabvongwe was found there.

'Leads' provided to kidnapped businessman's family prove fruitless

2018-07-13 12:32

It is almost a week since Parow businessman Liyaqat Parker was kidnapped and despite assistance by the public and police, he is still not home.

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