North West MEC visits the family of a teen who was kidnapped

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North West MEC for Social Development, Boitumelo Moiloa, has visited the traumatised family of an 18-year-old girl who was kidnapped in Modutung village in Taung last week.

Moiloa has requested a team of social workers to continue to visit the family to provide them with the necessary psycho-social support in the form of debriefing and trauma counselling.

Oratile Mothibi and her siblings were in the veld when an unknown man abducted her.

Her siblings tried without success to rescue her but they were overpowered and the man disappeared with Mothibi.

Angry community members later burnt down two huts belonging to traditional healers in Graspan near Modutung village.

VIDEO: Background on kidnapping:


Last month, an 11-year-old Grade 5 learner who was abducted from the EP Baumann Primary School in Mayfair, Johannesburg in November was reunited with her family.

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE)  confirmed that the child’s parents picked her up from a police station on Wednesday morning.

The exact details surrounding her return are still unknown at this stage. The learner was abducted by a group of armed men, whilst waiting in line to be sanitised outside the school.

Kidnapped Moti brothers found safe

In November, the South African Police Service (SAPS) confirmed that the four Moti brothers, Zidan, Zayyad, Alaan and Zia Moti have been found and safely reunited with their family.

The four children were kidnapped on October 20, 2021, and their vehicle hijacked in the leafy suburb of Bendor, in Polokwane, Limpopo.

A group of men with rifles and handguns cornered their vehicle and forcefully removed them.

The four children have since been reunited with their family.

The video below is reporting on the safe return of the Moti brothers:

Additional reporting by Sashin Naidoo.