Former police officer sentenced to 16 years for kidnapping and drugs

A former police official attached to the Protection and Security Services (PSS) unit, Moleboheng Precious Mohasoa, aged 29, and her co-accused appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court yesterday, 22 February 2021, for sentencing on drug-related and kidnapping charges. They were sentenced to 15 years on a count of kidnapping and 12 months for drug dealing. […]

Cops deny rumours of kidnapping syndicate in Joburg

Gauteng police have moved swiftly to dismiss rumours of a new kidnapping syndicate in Johannesburg, following allegations of a spike in hijackings in the city. Allegations emerged this week the syndicate operated mainly around Joburg’s inner city with people being taken while walking or waiting for a taxi. A notice, which appeared to come from […]

Randfontein attempted kidnapping survivor speaks out

The young victim, her mother as well as a couple who have been dubbed heroes (all names withheld to protect the identity of the young victim) spoke to the Herald about what had happened that day. According to the victim, she and a friend were walking to a shop in Greenhills at about 4.50 pm. […]

2 women accused of child trafficking and kidnapping denied bail

Two women accused of child trafficking and kidnapping have been denied bail in the Cala Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape. Yamnkela Nkote, 21, and Beauty Shonnei Simoto, 30, made a brief appearance on Monday. According to Hawks spokesperson Lwando Zenzile, Nkote gave birth on 10 October and handed the baby to Simoto, who she […]

Man sentenced to 22 years in jail for kidnapping girl & raping her while having s.e.x with his wife

A Mozambican man has been sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment for kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from Mozambique and raping her while having s.e.x with his wife. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria found Angelo Mulambo, 30, guilty of human trafficking, rape, kidnapping and assisting a person to be in the country illegally. According to Lumka […]

Kidnapping case of Chinese women postponed

The case against the suspects arrested for kidnapping two Chinese women in Delft has been postponed to 6 November. They’re facing charges of murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, extortion and organised crime. The five suspects appeared briefly at the Bellville magistrate’s court on Monday. One of the women allegedly kidnapped on 25 September was later found […]

Woman survives attempted hijacking and kidnapping in Joburg

What was supposed to be a normal day-to-day drive to a usual appointment for an estate agent in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon, almost turned lethal when she was nearly hijacked and kidnapped in broad daylight. Just after 17:00, the woman, 68, parked her white Mercedes Benz A1 outside a residential complex in Montgomery Park and […]

Three men in court for kidnapping 2 Chinese nationals in Khayelitsha

Three men appeared in court on Monday morning for allegedly kidnapping two Chinese nationals in Gugulethu. Two women aged 51 and 34 were found in an informal structure on Friday. The older women was dead. The police’s Andre Traut said the two women were kidnapped by suspects in Delft a week ago. “The exact cause […]

3 nabbed for allegedly kidnapping two Chinese women in Cape Town

Three men have been arrested after they allegedly kidnapped two Chinese women in Gugulethu, with one of the women found dead. According to the police, it was still unclear what caused the death of the 51-year-old woman. “The circumstances surrounding the death of a 51-year-old Chinese woman are being investigated after her body was discovered […]

Woman left in shock after suspicious kidnapping car keeps following her – Video

A man in a van called a woman walking on the street over and it spooked her. The lady decided to walk away and the guy continued to pursue her. She took a video of the suspicious-looking van and it has since gone viral online. Human trafficking has been trending in South Africa and women […]