Restaurant child snatching incident not linked to human trafficking – police | News24
- Police say a recent assault on a child at a Roodepoort restaurant is not a case of human trafficking.
- Human trafficking is not as prevalent in SA as in other parts of the world, but police still take these crimes very seriously, they say.
- There have been sporadic reports of young women who were trafficked for sex.
While cases of human trafficking are taken very seriously, the recent alleged attempted kidnapping at a Roodepoort restaurant was not such a case, according to police.
Following recent posts on social media, national police commissioner General Khehla John Sitole highlighted the seriousness with which police and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) were dealing with human trafficking and other closely related crimes.
On Thursday, a man allegedly…