4 children abducted en route to school in Polokwane

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Four children were abducted en route to school in Polokwane.
Four children were abducted en route to school in Polokwane.
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  • Limpopo police are looking for four children who were abducted in Polokwane on Wednesday morning.
  • The children were on their way to school, when they were forcefully removed from the BMW they were travelling in.
  • A group of seven armed men forced the children into a Mercedes Benz.


Limpopo police are in search of four children who were hijacked and abducted on Wednesday morning, while en route to school in Bendor, Polokwane.

According to police, the children, aged between six and 15, were all in uniform on their way to school when they were forcefully removed from their BMW by a group of seven armed men. 

"The 64-year-old driver allegedly fetched the children from Nirvana and was driving along the R37 road, near the N1 bypass, when he was suddenly blocked by two vehicles, a white Kia Sorento and black Mercedes Benz.

"A total of seven occupants from the two vehicles, dressed in white overalls, alighted and started firing shots randomly," said police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.

The children were forced into the Mercedes Benz, which drove in the direction of the R81 road, leaving the driver at the scene. 

AfriForum's neighbourhood watch in Pietersburg said the cars the kidnappers used were last seen travelling on the N1 north to Louis Trichardt.

The children's cellphones were later recovered. It had been dumped at Flora Park.

Mojapelo asked anyone with information to contact the investigating officer, Captain Ntlane Rasedile, on 082 565 8566 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


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