- South Africans have been left reeling in shock after news broke that 6-year-old Amy-Lee de Jager was kidnapped outside her Gauteng school
- Police confirmed the incident, saying 4 men forced the little girl into a white Fortuner
- Amy-Lee's family confirmed her kidnappers asked for a ransom, but the amount has not been released. Other reports state her abductors demanded a R2 million ransom
The men who kidnapped 6-year-old Amy-Lee de Jager outside Laerskool Kollegepark in Vanderbijlpark on Monday are allegedly demanding a R2 million ransom for the little girl's release.
According to a report by News24, Amy-Lee's parents have been contacted for a ransom.
The Citizen also reported that at about 7:40am, four men kidnapped Amy-Lee and sped off with her in a white Toyota Fortuner.
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Captain Kay Makhubele, a police spokesman, said officers are on a manhunt to find the little girl and her kidnappers.
Meanwhile, fake reports circulated on social media, claiming the 6-year-old had been found. Another post shared online, with a picture of the getaway car and its registration number, was also found to be fake.
Police confirmed the Fortuner Amy-Lee was loaded into had no number plates and was last seen close to Meyerton on the R82.
Police have asked the public to remain calm and to not spread fake information regarding Amy-Lee's abduction.
Briefly.co.za readers have been showing the family of the little girl support in a recent post on Facebook.
Donald Oscar Malebe wrote:
"Let's us all pray for her safety and hope she is safe in the name of the Almighty."
Bernadette Jones also wrote:
"Please bring this little girl safely home. She must be terrified! Please think how you would feel if someone did this to one of your children. I beg you to drop her off at a police station please."
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