NATIONAL NEWS - The Laerskool Kollegepark teacher who was arrested for the kidnapping of Amy’Leigh de Jager sent a series of WhatsApp voice notes to parents, saying that there were “sickos out there” and asking for money for “flowers and a hamper” for Amy’Leigh’s parents on the day of her kidnapping.
The 27-year-old teacher, was arrested with a 40-year-old woman and 50-year-old man by members from the Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit on Wednesday night.
On Monday, four men snatched Amy’Leigh from her mother’s car at the school in Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng and drove off in a white Toyota Fortuner, News24 previously reported. They demanded a ransom of R2 million from Amy’Leigh’s father, Wynand de Jager.
However, no money was paid and the six-year-old’s kidnappers dropped her off between 2am and 2.30am on Tuesday in a street close to The Shakespeare Inn hotel in Vanderbijlpark.
A man and a woman took her to the Vanderbijlpark police station where she was reunited with her parents.
Shortly after the kidnapping, the teacher went out to comfort Amy’Leigh’s mother, Angeline, where she was sitting in her car, assuring her that she would keep her son, Jaydon, safe.
The two women appear to be close friends and they have posed together in various Facebook pictures, calling each other by the nickname “heksie” (little witch).
The accused teacher then sent a series of voice notes to a WhatsApp group for parents, saying she was “as shocked” as they were and asking them to pray.