Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 13-12-2018
As the country marks the festive season Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, has expressed concern about the escalating number of incidents of kidnapping of young children in the province.
The MEC has encouraged parents to be cautious following three incidents of child abduction and extortion that were reported in Ekurhuleni since the beginning of this month.
She says the incidents happened within a space of three days and the modus operandi for demanding ransom seems to have been the driving force behind them.
The MEC says in all these cases the children have been re-united with their families.
In a statement, Nkosi-Malobane says criminals cannot be allowed to instil fear in parents and to deprive children of their rights to live and play freely in their communities.
“I have instructed the provincial police management to assign a top and well-established team of detectives to stop hunt down these criminals. It is very important that these criminals must be brought to the book swiftly to face the full might of law."
Nkosi-Malobane says children must be protected by everyone in society.