- A boy was recently kidnapped from a day care centre
- The kidnappers demanded a ransom but later abandoned the boy
- His mom has accused the centre of negligence
A 32-year-old mom in Pretoria has accused a day care centre of negligence after her son was kidnapped from the facility.
According to Times Live, the unnamed mother claimed her five-year-old son was taken by unknown people from Rania Day Care Centre on Tuesday, 21 November.
The centre allegedly did not have any records of who they were. The kidnappers later called the mom and her husband to demand a R70,000 ransom for their son.
Fortunately, they dropped their demand and left the boy at a barbershop in Soshanguve two days later. The family then found him at a police station.
Their son told them that he endured beatings and was threatened with a gun. The mom wondered how the centre could release her son to total strangers. She suspects it is involved in the incident.
They have the names of the people who [were allowed] fetch him. That person has never fetched him before. Also there is a pick-up register which is supposed to be signed by whoever picks up a child - but there is no entry of who picked up my son. The crèche is very much involved.
A police spokesperson confirmed that an investigation is ongoing. The owner of the centre reportedly did not respond to inquiries.
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