- A young boy, Miguel Louw, was kidnapped from outside his school 2 weeks ago
- A 43-year-old was arrested in connection with the kidnapping and faces a human trafficking charge
- The boy's mother struggled to contain her emotions and begged the suspect to tell her where her son is
10-year-old Miguel Louw disappeared 2 weeks ago from Rippon Primary School in Durban's Sydenham area.
Thanks to CCTV footage a man was arrested in connection with the boy's disappearance, as reported by IOL News.
The 43-year-old appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court on the 30th of July and it was an emotional moment for Miguel's family.
Miguel's heartbroken mother, Raylene, begged the suspect to tell her where her son is.
The suspect did not respond to the distraught mother's pleas and kept ignoring her.
The man was charged with kidnapping at first, but now he will face a human trafficking charge. While the investigation continues, the suspect will be held in the Durban North holding cells.
Briefly.co.za learned that the suspect - whose name is withheld on request by Magistrate Mahomed Motala - will be back in court on 7 August.
The suspect's father supports Miguel's family and says he has not spoken to his son in months. He added that his son is a violent man and they don't have a good relationship.
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