Sophisticated crime syndicates are making millions off high-profile kidnappings for ransom in South Africa.
Tharina Human, who was once very close with Amy’Leigh’s mother, Angeline, was allegedly desperate to get her hands on some cash by whatever means necessary.
Parents across the US are panicking about a sex trafficking syndicate using white vans, despite the fact that there is zero evidence to back up these claims.
Angeline de Jager says her daughter isn’t coping very well in the aftermath of her kidnapping, and recounted the moment she was snatched.
In a new video summary of what we know thus far, News24 has obtained voice notes from Tharina Human, sent on the same morning that Amy’Leigh was kidnapped.
The room where Amy’Leigh was kept has been called “dirty, dark and almost like a dungeon”, as more details of the behind-the-scenes effort to secure her return emerge.
Yesterday morning, South Africa breathed a collective sigh of relief when six-year-old Amy-Leigh de Jager was reunited with her family.
Six-year-old Amy-Leigh de Jager was snatched from outside Laerskool Kollegepark in Vanderbijlpark at around 7:40AM today.
Footage shows the armed robbery and abduction of a Johannesburg businessman, which took place at around 10AM on Saturday.
It’s been more than two years since photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed was captured in Syria, but his family have never given up hope that he is alive.
Tragically, for the family of Timmothy Pitzen, the search continues, with DNA confirming that the person claiming to be the long lost boy is lying.
Social media has been blowing up with stories about abducted children in Cape Town, causing mass panic. But how much of it is actually true?
In a truly odd tale, a group of naked people kidnapped their neighbours and then crashed their car in an effort to escape the end of the world.
Mozambican gangster Nini Satar, who has been arrested this week, is suspected to be the head of a crime syndicate responsible for kidnapping a Cape Town businessman.
Liyaqat Parker, 65, was kidnapped on Monday by five armed men. Now his kidnappers have allegedly made their demand for a hefty ransom via email.
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The Cape-based botanists who went missing in KZN have yet to be found, but an affidavit read out in court yesterday suggests the two may no longer be alive.
More information about the Cape Town-based couple who went missing while travelling through KZN has been released. That ISIS-linked duo are still at the centre of it all.
According to police and intelligence agencies, a pair of kidnappers they’ve just nabbed are involved with “a cell with ties to the global terror group ISIS”.
Walking with her child in her arms down a Durban street, a mother was the victim of an attempted kidnapping. The man still gets away, despite being hit by a car.
Over the past few years, there has been an alarming rise in the number of kidnappings for ransom. Some of the sums demanded are pretty eye-popping.
David and Louise Turpin aren’t exactly model parents, and the more we learn about their methods the worse it gets. How about the Elvis obsession?