Inside SA’s kidnap crisis

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A spike in abductions has reached alarming proportions, according to a recent report. Photo: File
A spike in abductions has reached alarming proportions, according to a recent report. Photo: File

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A crime intelligence report has revealed that kidnappings in South Africa rose by 60% this year and were compounded by allegations that members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) and private security companies were involved.

It also revealed that neither the rich nor the poor were safe on the streets, as kidnappers targeted high net-worth individuals (for whom at least R50 million ransom was demanded) as well as those who were far less affluent.

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