Family confirms kidnappers are demanding ransom for Amy-Lee

Family confirms kidnappers are demanding ransom for Amy-Lee

- 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

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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.

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Police have asked the public to remain calm and to not spread fake information regarding Amy-Lee's abduction. 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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