Child kidnappings on the rise in South Africa

Two Gauteng grade eight learners who had been reported missing have been re-united with their families. Fourteen-year-old Lindokuhle Masuku from Queens high school was allegedly kidnapped while waiting at the school gate on Monday. On the same day 15-year-old Kate Spies from Lantern School for learners with special needs in Roodepoort west of Johannesburg was also reported missing. It is alleged that the kidnappers made a 5-million rand ransom for his release. Meanwhile, the Gauteng Education Department has urged schools to be vigilant and ensure that the safety of learners is not compromised. For more Jon Gericke spoke to Gauteng's Police spokesperson Capt. Mavela Masondo