Dire Warning not so Dire

No cases have been reported to the police.

No cases have been reported to the police.

A warning about child kidnappers doing the rounds on social media has been rubbished by the police. The warning, which was posted on Weskus Crimefighters, and mentioned on other forums, states in no uncertain terms:

Child smugglers offering drug addicts R2000 to kidnap kids from school. Please share with parents, care-givers and teachers.”

A police spokeswoman in Saldanha Bay confirmed that she has heard of this threat, but says that she knows of no reported cases. According to police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut, “this office has no record of this matter and cannot confirm the warning as authentic as it was not issued officially by SAPS.”




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