South Africans are afraid that their children are not safe on the streets anymore. After a video emerged showing what seems like the attempted kidnapping of a schoolboy, parents are convinced that the safety of their children isn't guaranteed.
A video recorded by what is likely a surveillance camera was shared on social media and it shocked South Africans to their cores.
The video shows a white Toyota stopping near a schoolboy before a man climbs out of the car and approaches the boy, who and quickly runs away. The car then quickly reverses after the child.
The passenger in the vehicle runs after the frightened boy and a short scuffle ensues. The child bravely fights off the alleged would-be kidnapper and runs into the nearest yard.
Fortunately, the assailants give up and drive off, leaving behind a child that is certainly now traumatised.
Jacaranda FM reports that there are disputes over what really happened and some people believe it was not a failed kidnapping but an attempted robbery.
Regardless of the motives of the attackers, a child's life was in danger and that remains a disturbing worry.
Watch the video and decide for yourself in just how much danger the child was.
South Africans turned to social media to share their shock:
@SibabalweVusan1 - This thing of people being kidnapped has been happening for some time now, but the government is not taking it serious....... if one the government officials child becomes a victim of this, they will respond this now now....
@Born_K_Sinner - My heart just sank to my stomach. I'm so glad that kid got away from those monsters
@Deany_Gee - @SAPoliceService why are you not roaming around the streets and watch over South African citizens vans are parked at the stations ... help please !!!!!!!
@_yoyoyoli - No. This is so scary. It just makes me think of all the kids that go missing and are never found.
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