Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
27 Oct 2021
6:30 am

Kidnapping cases up, children targeted

Marizka Coetzer

Criminologist Dr Pixie du Toit said she found it strange that there were no talks of ransom over the Moti brothers.

The Moti brothers were kidnapped around 7am last Wednesday, while with their driver in Polokwane. Picture: Supplied to Polokwane Review

Kidnapping in South Africa has gone up by more than 100% in the past decade, with more and more children being targeted. The search continues for the missing Moti brothers from Polokwane who were kidnapped on their way to school six days ago. No ransom demand has been made public yet for Zidan, 6, Zayyad, 11, Alaan, 13, and Zia, 15, who were kidnapped from their driver’s vehicle by armed suspects last Thursday. In 2018, a 13-month-old baby boy was kidnapped by his child minder and was found 72 hours later after five suspects were arrested for demanding a R6...