Police are searching the surveillance footage to identify the kidnappers of a 5th grade student outside the EP Bauman Primary School in Mayfair, Johannesburg .
This is according to a source at the school speaking to TimesLIVE.
A security camera aimed at the top gate of the school is in a prime Position to to capture the exact moment when three heavily armed men shouted the 11-year-old’s name and screamed, took her into their silver Toyota Yaris.
Students entered the school on Thursday, before the Covid-19 protocols were followed, as a precaution because the little girl was taken while she was queuing at the gate to have her temperature taken.
“Over in seconds” whispered parents who were waiting for their children to come home from school on Thursday.
A woman, di e asked not to be called, said she would be her daughter at the. drop off the lower gate, where grades 1-4 are dropped off, on Wednesday when she heard screams.
“I don’t know if it was the girl who was screaming or the one Crowd – I [also] screamed. I ran into the school grounds and asked the children to follow them. It was very confusing at those moments.
“There was nothing anyone could do,” she said.
TimesLIVE’s sister publication Sowetan quoted a woman who said her 14-year-old sister, who witnessed it, told her, “One of the men in the back of the vehicle pulled her legs and forced her into the vehicle as she fought her … We heard her screaming until the car disappeared. “
The kidnapped girl is the child of a man who is doing business in the area Mayfair owns.