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Police launch search for two kidnapped children

Media Statement issued by the North West Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service

Potchefstroom: Police in Mmabatho and Mahikeng have launched a search for two boys who were allegedly kidnapped on the evening of Tuesday, 5 March 2019 while playing at a park in Montshiwa Location.

It is alleged that Onalenna Molehabangwe and Gontse Cholo both aged 10 were kidnapped by three occupants driving a Volkswagen Polo. According to information available at this stage, reports suggest that the victims who are both from Extension 38, were in the company of another boy when the suspects lured the victims to their car with chips. The suspects then allegedly grabbed and put the boys inside the boot of the vehicle and drove off with them. The children were never seen since then.

Onalenna was wearing a blue long sleeve T-shirt and a blue denim while Gontse was wearing a short sleeve T-shirt with red, yellow and blue stripes. They are both learners at Podile Primary School in Ramosadi village.  

Anyone with information that may lead to locating the boys and apprehension of the suspects is urged to contact Captain Manko Tiroyabone at 076 529 5066. Alternatively, Crime Stop can be called at 08600 10111.        


Media Enquiries:

Sergeant Lesedi Dingoko

Mobile: 079 897 1945  



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    Onalenna Molehabangwe
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    Gontse Cholo