A man from Gauteng was charged with reporting the false abduction and kidnapping of a five-year-old boy.
After a week of kidnapping and kidnapping, Johannesburg came to the fore and reported on Kidnappings of other victims across the country.
Police spokesman Col Dimakatso Sello said Saturday that a 23-year-old man claimed he was driving with his five-year-old nephew when four unknown men stopped them and threatened him with firearms before he fled with the car and the child.
“Resources have been mobilized to track down the suspected kidnappers in order to save the child’s life. Further questioning revealed that the man had lied and the allegedly hijacked vehicle was parked at his home and the child was also safe. He was arrested and charged with perjury. ”
The Gauteng Police Chief, Lieutenant General Ellias Mawela, expressed his disappointment at the man’s“ irresponsible and ruthless ”behavior.
“ Becoming children kidnapped at and we are obliged to investigate immediately. A hoax puts a heavy strain on police resources that could have been used for real crimes and victims who really need police help.
“With the campaign approaching 16 days without violence against women and children, we ask ours Communities to join the fight against crimes against women and children, not just during this time, but anytime, ”he said.
The public is warned not to report false cases as they could be prosecuted.