Find Simphiwe Manzini: Woman Documents Being Kidnapped, SA Not Convinced

Find Simphiwe Manzini: Woman Documents Being Kidnapped, SA Not Convinced

- A local woman has Mzansi worried after giving social media users live updates of her kidnapping

- It remains unclear whether the young woman has been found but she has shared a short clip on social media, claiming to be safe

- Mzansi had mixed reactions to the video and took to the comments section to share their concern for the young woman

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A Johannesburg woman had social media users concerned after sharing via a Facebook status update that she'd been hijacked and stuffed in the boot of her own vehicle. Simphiwe Mtimande was allegedly taken somewhere near Johannesburg's Mall of the South.

Woman Updates Followers After Being Kidnapped, Mzansi Not Convinced She’s Safe
A Johannesburg woman documented her hijack and kidnapping on Twitter. Image: @MbweuLorna
Source: Twitter

Horrifically, the young woman even shared that her hijackers stopped to quarrel about who might have their way with her and that her only means of protection was a pair of scissors she carried in her trunk.

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Soon, enough Mzansi social media users were up in arms trying to locate the young woman with the hashtag #FindSimphiwe. Local celebs like @jessicankosi and @lasizwe even got behind the movement in what appeared a desperate attempt to find Mtimande.

"South Africa, Simphiwe has been hijacked. Can we raise awareness until she is found. #FindSimphiwe" wrote Lasiwe.

The situation regarding Simphiwe's safety still remains unclear but the kidnap victim has shared a short clip on social media letting her followers know she's safe.

Mzansi, however, is not all the way convinced and many suspect she may still be in danger. Check out some of the concerned messages for Simphiwe below:

@elihlentando said:

"She posted this on Facebook. I don't think she's safe."

@ishmzar said:

"She's not safe at all!! Eyes sign, two fingers and shaken head."

@ZnichoNicholas said:

"Thank you Mzansi for the good work and solidarity you did, apparently sources say #SimphiweHasBeenFound"

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@CocoaButterLif1 said:

"Dude. She looks like she's being held hostage in the video. I'm not convinced."

@Shazz_nee said:

"UBheki Cele akavuswa ngani??? And see how useless they are when we need them most xm#findsimphiwe"

@Nozi_Cassy said:

"She did a live... Showing that she's okay. Hopefully she's really OK. Sibonga ukhuti usaphila."

@ManciIM said:

"If you guys can study her eyes in the live video you'll see that she's under duress... She's still with the perpetrators"

@KhayehSeven said:

"GLAD to hear she's fine."

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In more news about Mzansi coming together for a person in need, Briefly News previously reported that a local mother's worst fear nearly became a reality after her two-year-old daughter started choking on a sweet while they were shopping at Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort.

According to Danika van der Berg, she was shocked to see her daughter suddenly vomiting and turning blue while trying to dislodge the sweet.

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Shocked shoppers rushed over to help the little one and her mother to no avail - she was still not breathing. After four different people attempted CPR, hopeless shoppers decided the best thing they could do was get on their knees and pray for the little one.

“The next moment all those present fell down on their knees and prayed – that’s all we could do. Then I heard someone screaming that she was breathing! I cannot describe the joy and gratitude we all felt because she was breathing,” said Danika in a Roodepoort Record article.

Not long thereafter an ambulance arrived and the little baby received some professional help.

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