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12-Year Old Johannesburg Boy Reunited With Family After Kidnapping Ordeal

The police immediately changed the case from a missing person report to a kidnapping investigation. A specialized team, including hostage negotiators and organized crime investigators, was brought in to assist in the search for the boy.

A 12-year-old boy from Protea Glen, Johannesburg has been safely reunited with his family after a terrifying kidnapping incident. The boy’s family became worried when he didn’t return home from school on Tuesday, 12th March.

It was reported that the boy was last seen walking away from school with a man who claimed to be a relative from Chiawelo. However, upon contacting their relatives in Chiawelo, the family discovered that none of them had seen or picked up the boy.

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The situation took a grim turn on Friday, 15th March, when the boy’s family received a ransom demand from an anonymous caller.

The police immediately changed the case from a missing person report to a kidnapping investigation. A specialized team, including hostage negotiators and organized crime investigators, was brought in to assist in the search for the boy.

Through diligent efforts and countless interviews with witnesses, the police were able to trace the boy to the home of the school transport driver in Protea Glen.

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The breakthrough came when the team discovered an apartment block in Kliptown, which belonged to the driver’s mother. The suspect was subsequently arrested at his home in Protea Glen.

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Fortunately, the 12-year-old boy was found unharmed and has since been reunited with his family. He was taken to the hospital for a medical examination, which revealed no visible injuries. The age of the suspect has not been disclosed, but he is expected to appear in court this week, facing charges of kidnapping.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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