Two 10th grade students from a high school in Waverley, Pretoria, are safe after they were allegedly abducted and drugged after school, the Gauteng Department of Education said Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred on Tuesday in Mamelodi East when one of the students visited a classmate after school and escorted her to the local clinic, said spokesman Steve Mabona.
“Two unknown men drove on the way to the clinic a Mini Cooper approached them, allegedly forcing them into the vehicle and forcing them to use drugs.
“When the girls were in a disoriented state after using drugs, the men took them to their homes and asked them to steal laptops and cell phones for them. After completing this requirement, the men drove the girls to a mall and managed to escape.
“Due to their insane state and the fact that they did not know where they were, they slept Girls end up in a remote area on the edge of the township, “said Mabona.
When the students of the President of Hoërskool, CR Swart, aged 15 and 16, ” disillusioned ” local residents came to their aid to make sure they found their way home.
Mabona said they were brought back home safely on Wednesday.
“The girls are supposed to undergo a psychological and medical evaluation to treat any possible trauma or damage caused in the incident, “he said.
The matter has been reported to the police for further investigation.
Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi welcomed the safe return the student and says his department is committed to providing the support they need after the “harrowing incident.”
“We continue to hope strongly for the safe return of other l earners this month unfortunately went missing, “he said.
Meanwhile, Mabona said that the department was also informed on Wednesday about an 8th grade student from the same school who was allegedly missing since November 3rd.
“This was reported by her mother, who was contacted by the school on November 8th to inquire about the student’s absence. The mother informed the school that her daughter had allegedly dropped out of school and said she was going to visit a friend and has never returned home since the . examines learner, ”said Mabona.