Police launch search for kidnapped 13-year-old Gabisile Shabane

The child was taken at gunpoint at her home of Hlalanikahle township in eMalahleni.


The police in the Mpumalanga province are appealing to the public to come forward with information that can assist them find a kidnapped 13-year-old girl who vanished together with a 1-year-old old baby.

Gabisile Shabane, a Grade 8 pupil at the Leonard Ntshuntshe Secondary School, and Nkosikhona Ngwenya, who is 1-year-3-month-old, were taken at gunpoint by three unknown men in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police spokesman Colonel Mtsholi Bhembe said the men gained entry by breaking the front door of the sitting room.

A case of house breaking and kidnapping has been opened with the Vosman cops in the area.

Nkosikhona Ngwenya

“Nothing else was taken from the house except the two children,” Bhembe said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

“An earnest appeal is hereby made to anyone with information that may assist in locating the children and the perpetrators,” he said.

Anyone with information should call the cops on 082 372 2195, 082 600 8532, 073 995 7655 or 08600 10111.

(edited by MLM)

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