NATIONAL NEWS - With numerous reports of children being kidnapped on social media, the threat facing young children and teenagers is fast becoming a distressing reality.
According to police, many of the reports of kidnappings on social media are untrue. Parents must simply do everything in their power to protect their children.
The CW6 community policing forum recently noticed a suspicious white bakkie lingering outside a primary school in the Vaal area, reports Vaal Weekblad.
After investigating, various photos of primary school learners allegedly taken by the driver of the vehicle were found. It appeared that the driver took the photos from behind the school’s fence.
On the Pink Ladies’ Facebook page, the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl from Meyerton is being widely circulated. She has been missing since September 6. A missing persons case was opened by her parents on September 7 with Meyerton police.
Three members of the Vaal Response Unit’s (VRU) Vereeniging branch, a community organisation dedicated to curbing crime in the Vaal area, immediately jumped on the case of the missing girl, and as a result a 59-year-old man believed to be involved in the disappearance of the girl was arrested in Calvinia. He appeared in court on September 14. He and the girl were reportedly on their way to the Cape.