- A young girl narrowly escaped kidnappers in a suspected human trafficking attempt
- The Rustenburg teen jumped out of her kidnappers' car while it was moving, successfully foiling their attempts to take her
- News of the incident has gone viral on social media and it led to #AmINext and #EndHumanTraffickingInSA trending on Wednesday
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On Tuesday, a girl in Rustenburg was kidnapped by suspected human traffickers. According to a social media post, the incident took place at Fields College. The perpetrators nabbed the girl, who was still wearing her school clothes, and shoved her into their car.
However, the brave young lady reportedly decided to jump out of the moving car in an attempt to escape them.
Luckily, her efforts paid off and she got away. However, the girl was left traumatised by the incident.
Cassper Nyovest shared a screenshot of the post on his Twitter page and captioned it:
"Just yesterday in South Africa. #humantraffickingawareness #AmINext"
Take a look at the post below:
South Africans flooded social media with posts under #AmINext and #EndHumanTraffickingInSA.
Cassper Nyovest wasn't the only celeb to speak out about it. Blue Mbombo called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take action.
Anga Makubalo, who goes by the Twitter handle @Naakmusiq__ZA, commented:
"Our government's silence in this matter is so loud and painful #EndHumanTraffickingInSA."
Another tweep, @n_sitholen, wrote:
"Mr Bheki Cele this is a serious matter. It's not clout-chasing or attention-seeking as you've previously alluded too. Our sisters and children are being targeted. Our South Africa is no longer the same for them and this is a reality they daily live in."
In other news, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that a group of Nigerians living in South Africa gathered on Wednesday to protest against the current unrest in the country.
The group will be marching to the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria, determined to protest against the injustice despite being so far from home. Ayo Songuro, a lawyer living in SA, participated in the demonstration and commented that:
"Tomorrow morning ( Wednesday) we take the protest to the Nigerian High Commission here. If the government thinks it can ban protesters at home, then we will take up the baton and protest across the world."
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Source: Briefly News