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A child thief was discovered pushing a garbage can while carrying the bodies of three children.


A terrorist who had kidnapped three children was found pushing a dumpster that contained the dead bodies of the children.

A man who is suspected of being involved in the kidnapping of Bokgabo Poo has been apprehended by police in Gauteng. Bokgabo Poo was seen in Wattville earlier this week but has not been seen there since.

At the time of her rescue, the child had recently turned four years old. At the time, she had been playing in the park with a boy of a comparable age and social circle.

It was claimed that the perpetrator was taken into custody this morning in Boksburg North after authorities immediately responded to a call for assistance from a worried resident.

The image of the offender calmly strolling alongside Bokgabo was captured on CCTV tape, and the picture rapidly became extremely popular on the internet.

Colonel Mavela Masondo of the police force has disclosed that the adult male is currently being questioned in connection with the disappearance of the child, who is now 4 years old.

On Tuesday, rescuers looking for Bokgabo came across the twisted remains of a young kid who had been located close to Wattville. Unfortunately, the body of another youngster was discovered in Wattville.

It has not been established, as of this point in time, whether or not the body that was discovered was that of the daughter, who would have been 4 years old at the time. However, the parents of the missing Bokgabo have had DNA testing done, and they are currently awaiting the results so that they can determine whether or not the mangled body and body parts found were truly those of their daughter. This will allow them to determine whether or not they should continue their search for their daughter.

It was hoped that by physically restraining the suspect, he would be able to collect his thoughts and explain to the authorities why he had been hanging around with youngsters and kidnapping them.

A suspect in the kidnapping of Bokgabo Poo, who was reported missing earlier this week after being spotted in Wattville, has been apprehended by the Gauteng police. The garbage can he was pulling behind him contained the skeletal remains of three more persons who should have been kept very far away from civilized areas.

In court, Bokgabo’s father slams her killer, saying, “You killed my daughter, Satan.”
















On Monday, the guy who is suspected of killing Bokgabo Poo, who was just four years old at the time of her death, was sitting in the dock at the Benoni magistrate’s court when her father tried to attack him with a punch.

Ntokozo Zikhale is accused of kidnapping, raping, murder, defeating the ends of justice, and violating a body in addition to the other charges.

After jumping from the gallery, the father of #BokgaboPoo almost physically confronted the accused. The courtroom degenerated into complete anarchy. In the lead up to the proceeding, the police and security forces were on high alert. The court session was abruptly terminated. @TimesLIVE pic.twitter.com/9Z9vdQwPCj

The 17th of October, 2022 — Kgaugelo| NewsGirl (@KgaugeloKgaphol)

In the moments leading up to the court sessions, the police were on high alert. The atmosphere in the courtroom was strained since family members had to assist the judge in determining who could be present at the hearing.

During the time that the state prosecutor Chantelle Williams was speaking, Bokgabo’s father, Irvin Ndlovu, became emotional, jumped up, and attempted to reach the accused. This prompted law enforcement officers to step in, and the court was eventually forced to adjourn abruptly.

In the background, individuals in the public gallery were calling the accused “Satan” while the man yelled that “you killed my daughter.”

The attorney for the defense resigned from the case almost immediately.

He stated, “I have to look after myself,” and asked that his name not be used. In situations like this, I don’t involve myself.

The Benoni Magistrate’s Court appearance of Ntokozo Zikhale.
Image: Ziphozonke Lushaba/TimesLIVE
The court hearing has been put off until October 24 so that the accused can be properly profiled and a formal request for bail can be made.

In court, it was brought to everyone’s attention that the defendant is currently being investigated for rape.

On Friday, the individual in their 30s was detained in Boksburg. On the day when Bokgabo went missing, he was purportedly seen in surveillance film strolling with her.

Who gets kidnapped in South Africa and Why?

In October 2021, in South Africa, four young brothers named the Moti were abducted, bringing attention to kidnapping as a serious crime. The newest crime statistics reveal an uptick in kidnappings across the country, prompting the inquiry into who is most at danger. It’s interesting that the answer isn’t a group of kids.

Involving regional and international dynamics, kidnapping is a worldwide problem. Terrorist organizations utilize it to fundraise and recruit child soldiers in war zones across Africa, Asia, and South America. Local and global kidnapping-for-ransom gangs thrive when political and economic stability are threatened; these groups frequently kidnap high-value people, foreign tourists, and international employees.

With a rate of 9.6 kidnappings per 100,000 residents in 2017, South Africa ranked third highest among the 65 nations for which data is available from official sources. In 2017, despite South Africa’s relatively low crime rate, Belgium and Canada had higher kidnapping rates. This discrepancy can be attributed to differences in definitions and reporting trends among states.

Less than five percent of the sample analyzed by police involved kidnapping for extortion or ransom.

There was a 133% increase in kidnapping reports between 2010/11 and 2019/20, according to data from the South African Police Service (from 2 839 to 6 623). The latest numbers from 2020/21 show a 9% decrease from the previous year (587 fewer instances). An even steeper decline in kidnappings was anticipated given that COVID-19 lockdowns led to significant reductions in virtually all types of crime.

Worryingly, the current statistics (April–September 2021) reveals 4,232 kidnappings (over 23 a day on average). There have been as many kidnappings reported in only the first half of this year as there were in the whole of the previous year. The current figure is over 10 kidnappings per 100,000 persons.

Depending on the kidnapper’s goals, you may or may not be a target. Three-quarters of assaults in 2019/2020 occurred during the commission of other crimes such armed robberies or sexual assaults (see table). According to the data conducted by the police, adults are the most vulnerable during hijackings and armed robberies since the criminals are more likely to try to disable tracking devices or steal bank cards. The 133% increase in kidnappings between 2010/11 and 2019/20 might likely be attributed to the 43% increase in violent robberies during the same time period.

The majority of sexual kidnappings (45.7%) are targeted at minors (21 782 cases), according to statistics collected by detective services. By extrapolating the percentage from the table, we may infer that roughly 400 incidents of sexual assault abduction include minors under the age of 18. Domestic or custody problems are the motive for 2% of kidnappings involving minors, although in only a small fraction of those cases is the kidnapper seeking financial compensation.

Abductions of rich entrepreneurs or their families frequently make headlines. However, less than 5% of the sample analyzed by the police involved kidnapping for extortion or ransom. However, the true number may be greater because many incidents go unreported because of safety concerns. Kidnapping for ransom is seen as a low-risk, high-reward venture by some criminal organizations.

Kidnapping is just one of several security concerns raised by South Africa’s growing number of national and multinational criminal syndicates. Because members of organized crime groups often include highly competent persons eager to engage in violence, they are a possible perpetration of the crime. Also available to criminal organizations are weapons, transportation, and distribution channels. Mozambique, a neighboring country, has seen an increase in kidnappings that have spread into South Africa.

Mozambicans and South Africans have collaborated in a number of high-profile kidnappings in recent years, including the abduction of an 11-year-old girl from Johannesburg at the end of 2021. The residents of Mozambique are also a target of criminal gangs.

Kidnappings are on the rise within the country’s boundaries, and some have even spread to neighboring South Africa.

Due to the complexity of the abduction crime and the variety of factors that contribute to it, a collaborative effort involving multiple parties is necessary to effectively combat it. Significant efforts and cooperation are required to rescue the victim and identify the criminals when police become aware of a case where the victim is still being kept. While efforts to curb armed robbery and organized crime should be made, focusing on kidnapping for ransom is equally important.

Good resources in Africa and elsewhere in the world explain why ransom payments should be outlawed. This is an important factor to consider whenever an abduction is occurring since it stops money from going toward other criminal operations.

Police Minister Bheki Cele’s revelation that special units are looking into high-profile incidents and trying to find connections to organized crime is encouraging. Conviction rates should rise when such task forces are led by prosecutors.

Fighting transnational criminal organizations requires cooperation with law enforcement authorities around the world, including INTERPOL. Tracing the origins of illegal funds and investigating and dismantling criminal organizations requires close cooperation on a global scale.

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