Traditional healer bust for kidnapping child at a mall for muti

The kidnapping of a 21-month-old toddler from a mall in Thabong, Welkom, has come to a happy ending as the child was rescued and reunited with her family on Sunday.

The incident occurred on Saturday when a traditional healer was seen taking the child and driving off in a sedan from the mall.

The mother immediately reported her daughter missing at the Thabong police station.

Thanks to video footage obtained from the mall, the police were able to identify the suspect and initiate a search.

The search led them to a traditional healer’s house in Extention 15 Hani Park, Bronville, where the child was found safe and unharmed.

A 45-year-old traditional healer was arrested in connection with the kidnapping and will soon appear in court.

This incident serves as a reminder to parents to always keep their children close to them while shopping and to be aware of their whereabouts, even in the safety of their own homes.

Lejweleputswa district commissioner Maj-Gen Tholie Afonso emphasized the importance of vigilance and urged parents to never let their guard down.

“Parents should always be vigilant and keep a watchful eye on their children, especially when in public places,” Maj-Gen Afonso said.

“It is crucial to know where your children are at all times and to teach them about stranger danger.”

He also highlighted the role of the community in ensuring the safety of children.

“We encourage community members to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities or individuals to the police. Together, we can create a safer environment for our children.”

The successful rescue and reunion of the toddler with her family is a testament to the effectiveness of collaboration between the police and the community.

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