Over the last week, Limpopo police arrested 1 574 suspects on various charges, including a 14-year-old girl…

The teen was arrested on a charge of Perjury after she opened a false case of kidnapping at Tzaneen police station on Friday, 25 September 2020.

According to a police report, she opened the case after saying that she and friend, a learner at Meridian College in Tzaneen, were walking from school when unknown suspects driving in a white panel van grabbed her friend and forced her inside the vehicle.

“The matter was prioritised and duly treated with urgency only to establish that the case was based on a fabricated story,” said Lieutenant Colonel Mamphaswa Seabi. “Preliminary investigations revealed that there was never a kidnapping and she was not even with a friend.”

The 14-year-old was charged with perjury and released into custody of her parents. The matter has been referred to a social worker for further assessment.

Subscribe to our Free Daily All4Women Newsletter to enter

Various other arrests including rape, sexual assault

The other suspects aged between 19 and 57, were arrested for various charges including murder, attempted murder, robberies, rape, sexual assault, assault and sexual offences as well as contravention of the regulations under Disaster Management Act and Road Traffic Act.

The operations were conducted through roadblocks, stop and searches, tracing of wanted suspects, raiding of illegal businesses and intensive patrols.

The suspects have already started appearing before different magistrates courts across the province.

Pepper spray & quick thinking

Pepper spray & quick thinking: How a brave woman fought off an alleged mugger

Mary Mureri from Tembisa was walking to work around 7AM on Monday morning when she noticed the strange behaviour of a man “jogging” in the street…

FAKE NEWS

FAKE kidnapping video goes viral – Cops call on public not to share fake news

The South African Police Service has again urged members of the public not to share bogus information about “kidnappings”…

Teen girl arrested, charged with perjury for fake kidnapping report

Teen girl arrested, charged with perjury for fake kidnapping report

Over the last week, Limpopo police arrested 1 574 suspects on various charges, including a 14-year-old girl…

Kuils River Primary School

Kidnapping: Teachers help prevent suspected abduction of Grade R learner in CT

Western Cape police are investigating an alleged attempt at abducting a child after a woman tried to fetch a girl who is not hers at a primary school in Cape Town…

kidnapping

Another alleged attempted kidnapping! Child at the centre of “tug of war” between mom and suspect

When they stopped at an intersection, the horror unfolded.